Biblical Imagination in German Expressionist Prints at the Abraham Art Gallery
The Abraham Art Gallery opened the new season on Monday August 1 with the exhibition BIBLICAL IMAGINATION IN GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PRINTS. From the collection of Sandra Bowden, the show features over 50 original graphic art prints by famous expressionists of the early 20e century, two woodcuts from the 16e century, and two sculpted masks from Africa. Sandra Bowden is an acclaimed Christian artist and collector, interpreting scripture and her faith through mixed media. The show is open to the public until October 15.
Expressionism refers to works of art created in Northern Europe, particularly Germany, in the late 19e and early 20e centuries. The term was originally coined to distinguish the new trend of artistic expression from the Impressionists, and was not popularized until 1911 by the German avant-garde magazine, Der Sturm (The Storm). The definition eventually came to encompass painting, sculpture, graphic art and prints, and finally literature and film.