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Post-Impressionism and Vincent Van Gogh
Transcript of Post-Impressionism and Vincent Van Gogh
After Impressionism, you have...
A closer look at the most famous Post-Impressionist artist
Van Gogh: an overview
Read the quiz questions and get ready to answer them as we watch this video from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Your own category?
Where we met
How we became friends
What we like to talk about
What we like to do together
Things we do together
Places we go together
What we like
What we dislike
What does the name of this movement tell you?
- Other than being defined by working in the time immediately after Impressionism, they did not have a lot in common
- They were not a united group of artists achieving one goal, but individual artists developing their own artistic expressions
Also in France
1880-1905, after Impressionism had established itself as an accepted movement after 'academic' art such as Romanticism and Realism
Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat,
Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh
Their explorations were made possible by their forerunners’ breakthroughs.
However, they were dissatisfied with the unsubstantial quality of Impressionist artworks, its rushed and hurried nature made it seem slapdash and unplanned
From these responses grew 20th-century art:
- Movements such as Cubism and Expressionism
When you see this at the end of a letter that someone has written to you, what does it mean?
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent tried to be an art dealer, a
and an assistant
before becoming an artist.
years old when he became an artist.
Vincent was only active as an artist for
Vincent had no formal art
The three artists Vincent came into contact with and was influenced by are: Claude
Vincent developed into a true master, with an entirely unique painting
brushstrokes and clear, bright
of his paintings inspired and influenced many other artists, such as Pablo
Much of what we know of Vincent's background comes from the hundreds of
he wrote, mostly to his brother,
1. Vincent has written you a letter and included a sketch for you.
Write him a reply:
2. Idea Generation
You will produce:
Based on the theme:
To be completed and submitted in your sketchbook
Bold exploration and experimentation of bright colour
Wanted to escape European society and so went to Tahiti to paint the different lifestyle
Constructed planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields
Simplified naturally occuring forms to geometric essentials
Sought to “reproduce nature in terms of the cylinder and the sphere and the cone.”
Founder of pointilism: using small, deliberate dabs of paint to create form and complex colour
Scientific approach to using colour in creating harmony
Painting style resulted in idyllic landscapes with sculptural figures
The Potato Eaters, 1885
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat,
Self-Portrait in front of the Easel,
Van Gogh's Chair, 1888
Bedroom in Arles, 1888
The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night, 1888
Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, Easel and Japanese Print, 1889
Wheatfield with Crows, 1890
The Night Cafe, 1888
The Starry Night, 1889