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post-impressionism

Syllabification: post-im·pres·sion·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌpōstimˈpreSHəˌnizəm/
(also post-Impressionism)

Definition of post-impressionism in English:

noun

The work or style of a varied group of late 19th-century and early 20th-century artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. They reacted against the naturalism of the impressionists to explore color, line, and form, and the emotional response of the artist, a concern that led to the development of expressionism.
Example sentences
  • The 120 works in this retrospective of the French modernist Vlaminck show the evolution of his art through post-Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism to his later expressionistic landscapes.
  • Every ambitious 19th-century show, especially in the area of Impessionism and post-Impressionism, has been obliged to borrow from this fabulous trove of avant-garde painting.
  • Also, unlike Impressionism, post-Impressionism was not a unified movement.

Derivatives

post-impressionist

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • In the first post-acquisition sale, the new owner sold 11 Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings for $124 million.
  • French-born Ingres had a major impact on Matisse, the post-Impressionists and early 20th century avant-garde artists.
  • Khan's apartment was filled with valuable Impressionist and post-Impressionist art, as well as a fine collection of first editions of contemporary French and English novels.

post-impressionistic

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • My oil painting technique is the product of a variety of influences ranging from the post-impressionistic brush strokes of VanGogh to the unusual Surrealist images of Dali.
  • The logical and analytic tends to the abstract and expressionistic, this is the opposite of the literary and symbolist (post-impressionistic).

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