An art movement dominant in Germany from 1905-1925, that opposed naturalism and impressionism. Expressionist artists tried to form their inner experience rather than real forms. Many of the them were influenced by the traumatic experiences of World War I.
Still life contains the depiction of dead or motionless objects arranged in a certain way. The range of representations extends from everyday objects to precious items. Thus there are distinguished inter alia flower, book, fish, breakfast and hunting still lifes. The attraction of the still life arises from the exciting relation between materiality und symbolism of the depicted objects; the still life is a preferred form of presentation for the Vanitas theme.