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Post-Impressionism

or post-impressionism

[pohst-im-presh-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌpoʊst ɪmˈprɛʃ əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
a varied development of Impressionism by a group of painters chiefly between 1880 and 1900 stressing formal structure, as with Cézanne and Seurat, or the expressive possibilities of form and color, as with Van Gogh and Gauguin.
Origin of Post-Impressionism
1905-1910
1905-10; post- + Impressionism
Related forms
Post-Impressionist, adjective, noun
Post-Impressionistic, adjective
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  • The survey will give me occasion for stating some of the things that Post-Impressionism is and some that it is not.

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    Clive Bell
  • Post-Impressionism, therefore, implies no violent break with the past.

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    Clive Bell
  • Post-Impressionism is accused of being a negative and destructive creed.

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    Clive Bell
  • Like all sound revolutions, Post-Impressionism is nothing more than a return to first principles.

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    Clive Bell
  • Post-Impressionism is nothing but the reassertion of the first commandment of art—Thou shalt create form.

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    Clive Bell
  • Post-Impressionism can no more make good artists than good laws can make good men.

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    Clive Bell
  • Post-Impressionism is no specific against human folly and incompetence.

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    Clive Bell
Word Origin and History for Post-Impressionism

post-impressionism

n.

1910, from post- + impressionism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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