Trish said. "Van Gogh did want paintings to express his emotions. But
he still went outside and painted things as they really were, more or less.
True Expressionists abandoned natural colors and realistic subjects in order
to devote themselves to expressing their emotions. In fact, Expressionists
used such shocking colors that they were nicknamed "fauves" or
"wild beasts.". Rouault, for example, used savage, slashing brushstrokes
and unnatural colors."
I shook my head. "I'm confused."
Trish nodded sympathetically. "Art styles can be confusing.
Just remember, Van Gogh's genius with color paved the way for the Expressionists
but he wasn't one himself."
"Well, all right," I said. "I guess I get
"Good," Trish said. "So people call Van
Gogh's style of painting...
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