German Expressionism


German Expressionism is a form of a expressive art movement where the artist would present how they feel and see the world especially during the most hardest time for artist as German Expressionism emeraged in 1910. A lot of pieces of work is linked to war and how it affected the people in Germany that didn’t want anything to do with the war and was suffering by starving and mentally. It was if creating art was there thearpy. You can see the pain that lives on within the art work during that era.

Käthe Kollwitz, 1923.1011_hunger

Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)dc01dc03dc05

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) has a interesting horror based film. Directed by Robert Wiene’s the film has captured with different dark tones on the set that merisers the audience, which I think makes the film more successful and shows content with German Expressionism  in the film. The set was made out of paper and painted on and I think it shows a creative aspact in the horror film and with the form of artistic form of German Expressionism.

Crabbe, Eoghan. “The Shadow Of German Expressionism In Cinema”. Film Inquiry. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 Feb. 2017.

Tim Burton is a modern version of German Expressionism, he has used that form in a large amount of his films where it has showed huge success to how he see’s the world. “I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.” (“Tim Burton”) I can relate my work with this. Something so positive could look so dark and evil. It naturally goes towards that direction and it makes me laugh how it work somehow goes towards that direction. Even looking at Tim Burton’s films and work it seems like our work naturally goes to a moon light drawing and German Expressionism is a way for us to have our natural way of how we perspective of the world even if comes across negative when its positive.


“Tim Burton”. IMDb. N.p., 2017. Web. 2 May 2017.


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