Post-Impressionism - World of Art
Post-Impressionism - World of Art
Denvir, Bernard
What happened after Impressionism; what did it lead to? From Seurat's Pointillism in the 1880s to the expressive use of colour by the Fauves in the early 1900s, the Post-Impressionist artists - Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Latrec, Matisse, Much and more - were constantly experimenting with new forms, techniques and subject matter in a varied and ambivalent reaction to Impressionism. Denvir brings this fruitful period to life: the different artistic groupings, the effects of contemporary writing, music and politics, the influence of Japanese art and 'primitive' sculpture, the spread of artistic practice into printmaking and many other important factors are vividly expounded. With liberal quotations from artists, writers and critics, the diverse art of Post-Impressionism is presented here in all its rich vitality...
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