Expressionism was divided into two groups:

Die Brücke (The Bridge), born in Dresden and with an estimated period of activity between 1905 and 1913.

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), based in Munich and whose production developed approximately between 1910 and 1914.

Ernst Kirchner and The Bridge (Die Brücke)


Woman holding a bag, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, 1915, K


Die Brücke  was a movement in which the personage emphasized in relation to the scene, hence the theme revolved around the social life (mainly incident in the bourgeois life), abundant portraits and auto-portraits.

The intention of the artists of Die Brucke was to reveal the inner truth: to completely strip the human soul, even if it were shocking, uncomfortable or an affront.