What is Expressionism? How did it inspire film? What makes it so popular to this day?
The fascination with Expressionist painting continues unabated, and not only among museum visitors. Works from the period fetch top prices at auctions. Films such as THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI from 1920 helped German film to achieve worldwide recognition. As revolutionary artistic movements, Expressionism had a style-shaping effect on many art genres. How did painting inspire film? What does Expressionism mean for Germany?