Definition of post-impressionism in English:


Line breaks: post-impres¦sion¦ism
Pronunciation: /pəʊstɪmˈprɛʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m


[mass 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 colour, line, and form, and the emotional response of the artist, a concern which led to the development of expressionism.
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  • 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.



noun& adjective
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  • 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.


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  • 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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