Online courseArt analysisArt history

Understanding Expressionist Art

Estimated time
5 hours

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In the online course “Understanding Expressionist Art” you will learn how to interpret Expressionist art, its concepts, origins and essence.

You will learn how to distinguish the 2 main groups of expressionism and identify their characteristics:

  • Die Brücke (The Bridge).
  • Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider).

You will get to know the most emblematic artists and works of the Expressionist movement and learn how to analyze works of Expressionist art .


Language – English

Also available in – Português

and Español

Includes 24-hour lifetime access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.

In this online course you will learn:

  • what was expressionist art.
  • the origin and context
  • the 2 main movements:
    • Die Brucke (The Bridge)
    • and Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
  • the main artists and expressionist works
  • how to analyze an expressionist painting
  • how expressionism influenced cinema

Who should take this online course ?

  • Students and teachers of art and art history.
  • Artists, art historians, museologists, art curators and professionals in cultural communication and cultural tourism.
  • All those who want to know and understand Expressionist art.

No access requirements.


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.




The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence. However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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How it works


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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Course structure

1 – Expressionism

Lesson 1

Expressionism: history and essence

Lesson 2

Die Brücke (The Bridge)

Lesson 3

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)

2 – Analysis of Expressionist artworks

Lesson 4

Artistin – Marcella (Artist, Marcella), Ernst Kirchner

Lesson 5

The Yellow Cow – Franz Marc

3 – Artists and reference works of Expressionist art

Lesson 6

Artists and reference works of Expressionist art.

4 – German expressionist cinema

Lesson 8

German expressionist cinema – an introduction


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