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The Expressionist Revolt

USA, 1957 (MIFF 1962, Art of Today)

Director: Virginia Harriman

A report on German expressionist paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts. The "revolt" was against the complacency of the 19th century visible in the portraiture of the period. The works shown are by Kandinsky, Marc, Kolde, Schmidt-Rossloff, Beck-mann, Kokoschka and Klee.

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