Art History: Post-Impressionism: (1885 - 1905)
The Post Impressionist period came when several former Impressionist painters became dissatisfied with the movements insistence on light and color. The post-Impressionists aspired to fine more depth in the roles of color, form and solidity in painting.
Post Impressionism was a continuation of the Impressionist movement, but rejected the limitations of its predecessor. The terms was first used by English art critic Roger Fry describing the work of painters such as Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec among others. The term does not define a singular style or approach, it encompasses all artists that whose main goal was to express more than a visual interpretation. Their aim was to portray emotion and intellect in addition to imagery.
Also related to Pointillism, a technique associated with Paul Signac and Georges Seurat, this partition of the movement called themselves the Neo-Impressionists because of their impressionist revival.
Artists: (biography & artworks) Related
Beardsley, Aubrey - 1872 - 1898
Cezanne, Paul - 1839 - 1906
Ensor, James - 1860 - 1949
Fry, Roger - 1866 - 1934
Gauguin, Paul - 1843 - 1903
Innes, James Dickson - 1887 - 1914
Munch, Edvard - 1863 - 1944
O’Conor, Roderic - 1860 - 1940
Rousseau, Henri - 1844 - 1910
Seurat, Georges - 1859 - 1891
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de - 1864 - 1901
Van Gogh, Vincent - 1853 - 1890