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State of Freedom: Expressionism

Expressionist painting constitutes a subjective perspective, responsible for evoking certain moods, feelings or emotions through an emotional experience rather than a physical reality. Each artist had their own unique way of "expressing" their emotions in their art. In order to express emotion, the subjects are often exaggerated. At the same time colours are often vivid and shocking.
The figure present in the painting is rejoicing in euphoria and ecstasy due to the attainment of her state of freedom which has finally been accomplished by her after a long time. The intense and vivid colours show the shower of happiness, joy and creativity that accompanies the freedom alongside. Her state of euphoria is clearly seen by her posture and she is observed to be dancing cheerfully and enjoying her freedom. The painting focuses on her inner mind, and the feelings within her heart as expressionism expresses people's inner world, focusing on emotions rather than external realities.

Karishma Hathiram

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