Expressionism, at its core, is about the art coming from within the artist. Instead of observing and conveying a scene or subject, Expressionist artists represent their emotional response to the subject, and sometimes invent both the subject and the emotional response entirely. The classical Expressionist period, started in earnest in Germany, went from 1905 to 1920. Variations in formal movements have recurred — Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Expressionism, and really a tremendous amount of contemporary art. The selection of art categorized as Expressionist on this site is loosely representative of these movements. These curated works evoke emotion but don’t fall neatly into other styles of art we’ve included.