Neo-Expressionism, emerging in the late 20th century, revived expressive and emotive qualities in response to the conceptual and minimalist trends of the time. Artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Julian Schnabel utilized bold brushstrokes, vivid colors, and symbolism to convey personal narratives. This movement, characterized by a return to figurative art and a rejection of formal restraint, played a significant role in revitalizing interest in expressive and gestural painting.

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