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Post-Impressionism

or post-im·pres·sion·ism

[pohst-im-presh-uh-niz-uh m]
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.
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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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Examples from the Web for post-impressionism

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.

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