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impressionism British & World English

A style or movement in painting originating in France in the 1860s, characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and colour

impressionism New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

19th-century movement in painting

neo-impressionism British & World English

A late 19th-century movement in French painting which sought to improve on impressionism through a systematic approach to form and colour, particularly using pointillist technique. The movement’s leading figures included Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Camille Pissarro

post-impressionism British & World English

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