HAVC 135B : German Art 1905-1945

Die Brücke

Die Brücke (The Bridge) consisted of a group of Expressionist painters, who came together in Dresden in 1905 and disbanded in 1913. Its founders, which included Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, were all architecture students at the Dresden Technical School who shared a studio in the city.

Influenced by the Fauves, the Brücke artists shared an interest in expressing extreme emotion through high-keyed color that was often very non-naturalistic, crudely drawn, and abstract.

Definition adapted from Wikipedia, July 29, 2016.

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