Post Impressionism In Art

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The earlier art period; Impressionism is a distinctive time in art history that took place from 1870-1890. Artists during this period focused on ordinary subjects and objects found in nature. They paid close attention to optical effects, and how the light reflected off their subjects during different times of the day. Painters during this period were known as “Impressionist’s”.
Characteristics of Style
An impressionist painting is identified by the characteristics of small, thin yet, visible brush strokes. The artists used vibrant, vivid colors and avoided the use of the color black. In addition the Impressionist painters used the technique called “impasto” where thick dabs of paint and loose brushstrokes were visible on the canvas (mindedge).
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Transportation during this innovative period allowed an artist to see more parts of the earth. Artists were more motivated to explore added techniques and freedom of expression. This period began “in an era during which painting transcended its traditional role as a window onto the world and instead became a window into the artist 's mind and soul”(ArtStory). Relationship
The relationship between Impressionism and Post-Impressionism share many similar qualities. They both departed from academic standards in classical styles of painting. They both use distinctive brush strokes; vivid colors and their subjects involved modern everyday subjects with no moral value. Many Impressionist artists would paint outdoors; where natural light could influence creativity. The surface texture of the paint; and the application was a similarity between the two movements. They both focused on experimentation; with new innovations like pre-mixed paint.
One major difference between the two periods is that an artists during the impressionism period did not thrive to show thoughts or deeper meanings in their works; intentionally leaving an objective analysis on the work itself. While a painting from the post-impressionism period would be viewed subjectively.
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