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Information is readily available in our digital age but the means to which we understand, process, and relate it back to our inner selves can seem murky— Here, you will find an individual’s attempt to better understand those conditions and clarify a personal human experience.

A combing exercise through historical movements and periods.

Crisis of Meaning

Expressive individualism, the belief that we must align our lives with our deepest desires is at odds with critical self reflection.


Georg Scholz - Bruit Nocturne 1919

Typical traits of Expressionism presented the world from subjective distorted perspectives evoking the inward emotional qualities, moods or ideas, rather than the physical reality its creators felt betrayed by.

Human ingenuity placed all human created things as the center of the human identity itself— the individual person seemed small, irrelevant in sight of the all logical, reason driven, modern society. Secularism did not fit the modern world as most thinkers of the time believed, and the industrial revolution cumulated in gruesome wars that killed hundreds of thousands in the most hellish conditions no human had ever experienced up to 1914. Young men returned home with gaping holes in their conscious; torn minds and mangled bodies, they challenged reality to be meaningless, they argued no God would ever construct a mind capable of such devastation, and no ingenuity is good enough to prevent it--thus it was up to each individual person to figure out their own meaning through subjective means. The groundwork was laid out for our Postmodern condition, first in the arts and literature, followed by academia and mainstream culture at large. Expressive individualism came to full fruition.

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