Definition of neo-impressionism in English:
A late 19th-century movement in French painting that sought to improve on impressionism through a systematic approach to form and color, particularly using pointillist technique. The movement’s leading figures included Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Camille Pissarro.
- On both grounds, neo-Impressionism claimed greater objectivity, thus challenging the individualist basis of Impressionist naturalism in favor of a shared and more permanent, hence more classical, vision.
neo-impressionist adjective& noun
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- A vigorous oil-on-board self-portrait with a bouquet from ca. 1911 finds Rebay assured in her handling of color and medium, her style in keeping with the neo-Impressionist art of the day.
- Another important work for him was Ogden Rood's textbook of colour, a bible of the neo-Impressionist movement according to Robert L. Herbert, author of the exhibition's catalogue.
- Turns out I'm not much of a Monet fan (beyond his Waterlilies at the MoMA in NYC), but I do like some of the other Impressionist stuff, especially the neo-Impressionists like Angrand.
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