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Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism emerged in the 1880s as a response to Impressionism, spearheaded by influential artists like Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat. Unlike Impressionism, Post-Impressionists consciously rejected the emphasis on capturing light and color in a spontaneous and naturalistic manner.

 

A selection of our Post-Impressionistic works

 

The artists of Post-Impressionism placed emphasis on personal expression and the use of vibrant and bold colors. They also explored techniques such as pointillism to create artworks that have become classics in the world of art.

 

Un Dimanche apres-midi a l'ile de la Grande Jatte (huile sur toile) par Seurat
Study for "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte", 1884 (oil on canvas) Georges Seurat / Bridgeman Images

 

A Break from Impressionism

 

The eighth and final exhibition of the Impressionist group took place at the Maison Dorée from May 15th to June 15th, 1886. However, the absence of Monet, Renoir, and Sisley marked the end of the Impressionist group's contemporary currency.

It was at this precise moment that a radical change occurred, marking the transition to Post-Impressionism. The iconic figures of this period include Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Paul Sérusier.

 

NAVE NAVE MOE (Printemps sacré : doux rêves), 1894
NAVE NAVE MOE (Sacred Spring: Sweet Dreams), 1894 (oil on canvas), Paul Gaugin / Photo © Sylvain Collet / Bridgeman Images

 

Post-Impressionism, or individualistic art.


While the Impressionists drew inspiration from the observable elements surrounding them, the Post-Impressionists turned inward, exploring their deep essence and personal reality. Within this introspective movement, one can discern the beginnings of Surrealism, where the boundaries of the mind are transcended.

During the era of Post-Impressionism, new artistic movements emerged, such as Pointillism, the Nabis, and Art Nouveau. As a result, Post-Impressionism is distinguished more by the individual expression of art rather than a codified and uniform approach. While the culture of emancipation is present, it does not overshadow the personal freedoms of the artists.

 

A selection of our Post-Impressionistic works


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