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Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

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Beth Morris

on 2 December 2012

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Transcript of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism Impressionism Impressionism was an art movement which started in France in the 19th century.
Impressionism used small and thin brushstrokes that are visible.
Included ordinary subject matter.
Impressionism had open composition and unusual visual angles.
Light was depicted in a changing quality and included movement as a necessary element.
It gave more emphasis on color rather than lines and depicted realistic scenes which where painted outdoors.
It involved candid poses, movement, and the use of diverse colors. Impressionism Continued Back paint was avoided.
Softer edges and an exciting mix of colors was achieved by mixing colors as little as possible and by placing paint over wet paint.
The surface that was used in impressionism was opaque.
An impressionist painting usually appeared like a snapshot as if it was captured by chance.
Impressionism paved paved the way for Neo-impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Post-impressionism.
Impressionist painters included: Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sisley, Morisot, and Pissaro. Post-Impressionism Post-impressionism was the style that developed out or reacted against impressionism.
It started in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Post-impressionist artists still used vivid colors, thick paint, distinct brushstrokes, and ordinary subject matter, but stressed the use of geometric forms and unnatural colors
Post-impressionist painters explored different directions and approaches to painting without concern about the appearance of their subjects. Post-Impressionism Continued Post-impressionism paved the way for the development of modern art, which was based largely on the emotions and concepts of the individual artist.
While impressionism was done outdoors, post-impressionism was done inside a studio.
It was a slower process than impressionism and involved methodical processes.
Post-impressionist artists included: Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Georges Seurat. Similarities Between the Two Post-impressionism seems to be a more extreme version of Impressionism.
Similarities between impressionism and post-impressionism include:
-Real-life subjects
-Distinctive brushstrokes
-Thick layers of paint
-Vivid colors Impressionism Impressionism and Post-Impressionism By: Beth Morris Claude Monet.The Walk. Lady with a Parasol. 1875. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. Pierre-Auguste Renoir.La Grenouillère. 1869. Oil on canvas. National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Paul Gauguin.Still Life with Mangoes. 1896. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Vincent van Gogh.Old Man in Sorrow. May 1890. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands.
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