or post-im·pres·sion·ism

[ pohst-im-presh-uh-niz-uhm ]

  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

Other words from Post-Impressionism

  • Post-Im·pres·sion·ist, adjective, noun
  • Post-Im·pres·sion·is·tic, adjective

Words Nearby Post-Impressionism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Post-Impressionism in a sentence

  • Surely here is the home of Post Impressionism and of Futurism.

  • Ibsen and eugenics and post impressionism have never darkened the door of his consciousness.

    Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
  • Like all sound revolutions, Post-Impressionism is nothing more than a return to first principles.

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

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

    Art | Clive Bell

British Dictionary definitions for postimpressionism


/ (ˌpəʊstɪmˈprɛʃəˌnɪzəm) /

  1. a movement in painting in France at the end of the 19th century, begun by Cézanne and exemplified by Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Matisse, which rejected the naturalism and momentary effects of impressionism but adapted its use of pure colour to paint subjects with greater subjective emotion

Derived forms of postimpressionism

  • postimpressionist, noun, adjective
  • postimpressionistic, adjective

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