Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Morning Museum: Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism – France from the 1880s to 1900

"Post-Impressionism (also spelled Postimpressionism) is the term coined by the British artist and art critic Roger Fry in 1910 to describe the development of French art since Manet. Fry used the term when he organized the 1910 exhibition Manet and the Post-Impressionists. Post-Impressionists extended Impressionism while rejecting its limitations: they continued using vivid colours, often thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter, but they were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms, to distort form for expressive effect, and to use unnatural or arbitrary colour." - Wikipedia.org

In addition to Henri Rousseau (see art example below), other Post-Impressionists are Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Willem van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Struggle Between Tiger and Bull, circa 1908-1909 by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)

Last Monday’s Art – Pop Art
Next Monday’s Art – Precisionism

Top of post: “Post-Impressionism” graphic created by Adrean Darce Brent
Below: “Monday Morning Museum” logo created by Adrean Darce Brent

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