Styles are found everywhere, but what really is style. Style is the treatment of the visual elements in a design. In other words, it is the outcome of the design and how it was created to look that way. Styles can be made by the tools used to create the design. For example, when painting the paint can be uneven or blobs of paint could be used which would cause it to have a somewhat rough style. Also, what is used to put the design on can create a style. Canvas already has a texture unlike paper which doesn’t have style unless altered to cause it to.
There are many different major styles that artists tend to classify their art work in. One of which is expressionism. This style originated in the early 20th century in Germany. It basically only took place in paintings and poetry but later on grew into literature, theatre, etc. Expressionism in it’s simplest is the act of adding emotion to an artwork by distorting it. These works of art should evoke the viewers mood and their ideas. All expressionism artwork will express a meaning or an experience. Three famous artists who worked in this style are Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and James Ensor. Examples of their work follow.