Latemse School

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The Latemse School ( German also: Laethemer Schule or Gruppe ) is a Flemish group of artists who worked in Deurle and Sint-Martens-Latem , two villages on the Leie south of Ghent , in the first half of the 20th century .

The Latemse School is usually divided into the following groups:

The term school does not mean that the artists have formed a specific organization, but was coined because of a common village life and some stylistic similarities. The first group after 1900 dealt mainly with symbolism , while the second group after 1914 mainly used expressionist style elements. The artists in the third group did not feel they belonged to any particular style, but their art was based - sometimes very clearly - on that of their predecessors.