Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl

Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl

(shmĭt-rŏt`lo͝of), 1884–1976, German painter and woodcut artist. Schmidt-Rottluff cofounded and named the BrückeBrücke, Die
[Ger.,=the bridge], German expressionist art movement, lasting from 1905 to 1913. Influenced by the art of Jugendstil (the German equivalent of art nouveau), Van Gogh, and the primitive sculpture of Africa and the South Seas, the Brücke
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 in 1905. After moving to Berlin in 1911, he developed an art of compelling color and mystical intensity influenced by fauvismfauvism
[Fr. fauve=wild beast], name derisively hurled at and cheerfully adopted by a group of French painters, including Matisse, Rouault, Derain, Vlaminck, Friesz, Marquet, van Dongen, Braque, and Dufy.
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, cubismcubism,
art movement, primarily in painting, originating in Paris c.1907. Cubist Theory

Cubism began as an intellectual revolt against the artistic expression of previous eras.
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, and primitive art. His vigorous graphic technique are best realized in his woodcuts (e.g., The Way to Emmaus, 1918; Philadelphia Mus. of Art).
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