Early Engagements

Peripheral British Responses to German Expressionism

Authored by: Christian Weikop

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138712553
eBook ISBN: 9781315200088
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315200088-15

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Abstract

It is a challenge to identify how the word “Expressionisten” first became associated with German avant-garde artists and how the English translation of this word as “expressionist” likewise became a label for a particular current of modern German art. What becomes apparent when studying avant-garde developments in the period 1910 to 1914 is that there was little consistent application with respect to the national identity of these terms.

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