Paul Cezanne and Georges Seurat
Both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism refer to influential artistic movements arising in late 19th-century France. Impressionists painted contemporary landscapes and scenes of modern life, especially of bourgeois leisure and recreation, instead of drawing on past art or historical and mythological narrative for their inspiration. Interested in capturing transitory moments, the Impressionists paid attention to the fleeting effect of light, atmosphere and movement.
Post-Impressionism is a term used to describe the reaction in the 1880s against Impressionism. It was led by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat. The Post-Impressionists rejected Impressionism’s concern with the spontaneous and naturalistic rendering of light and color. Instead they favored an emphasis on more symbolic content, formal order and structure.
In the series:
Mar. 7: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist
Mar. 14: Expressionist Landscapes
Mar. 21: Surrealist Landscapes & Landscapes of the Dream