• Recommended Reading and Syllabus

    Recommended Books

    1. For a longer, larger format with detailed descriptions of the artists, containing many large colored reproductions, select:

    Expressionism.  A Revolution in German Art, Dietmar Elger, (TASCHEN 25th Anniversary Series, 2007). ISBN: 3822831948

    1. For a shorter, condensed text, which contains only basic information, select:

    Expressionism, Norbert Wolf, (TASCHEN, 2019). ISBN:  978-3-8365-0528-4



    Session #1 – Precursors and influences on early Expressionism, Jugendstil; historical setting of the movement; founding of Die Brücke; its manifesto and goals; Herwarth Walden and the Sturm magazine and gallery in Berlin and his wife, Elsa Lasker-Schüler.



                           The Sturm is Herwarth Walden, by Teresa Köster, Schirn Magazine, November 11, 2015.

                           Your Body is a Battleground, by Teresa Köster, Schirn Magazine, October 28, 2015

    Session #2 –The original founding fathers of Brücke: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, Fritz Bleyl.

                           Brücke.  New York by Robin Reisenfeld, in The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 151, No 1274, French Art in the Nineteenth Century (May, 2009),                         pp. 342-344. (This article will be provided by your instructor.)

    Session #3 – Later artists of Brücke: Max Pechstein and Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde; the outsider Marc Chagall; the end of Brücke.




    Session #4The Northern German Expressionists:  Paula Modersohn-Becker, Christian Rohlfs; Rhenish Expressionism: August Macke, Heinrich Campendonk, Wilhelm Morgener.

                Readings: https://www.neuegalerie.org/franz-marc-and-august-macke-1909-1914                               

                Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21AQwxlv7g

                Readings: https://www.moma.org/artists/4037(on Paula Modersohn-Becker)


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