Compare and contrast Expressionism and Surrealism from 1915-1945 .

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Expressionism and surrealism as artistic movements are similar in the fact that both sought to explore the subconscious and the inner workings of an artist's mind. Here is an explanation of the differences between the two artistic movements in terms of visual art.

Expressionism emphasizes the color and the form of the artwork, eschewing traditional visual images for shapes that do not depict the real appearance of people or things. Jackson Pollack's splatter technique, for example, depicts the artist's inner world in a non-representational way that is typical of expressionism. While the splatter marks, drips, and dots...

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