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Post-Impressionism

or post-im·pres·sion·ism

[pohst-im-presh-uh-niz-uh m]
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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

1905–10; post- + Impressionism
Related formsPost-Im·pres·sion·ist, adjective, nounPost-Im·pres·sion·is·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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


Word Origin and History for post-impressionism

n.

1910, from post- + impressionism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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