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Post-Impressionism

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Post-Impressionism encompasses a wide range of distinct artistic styles that all share the common motivation of responding to the opticality of the Impressionist movement. The stylistic variations assembled under the general banner of Post-Impressionism range from the scientifically oriented Neo-Impressionism of Georges Seurat to the lush Symbolism of Paul Gauguin, but all concentrated on the subjective vision of the artist. The movement ushered 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. The far-reaching aesthetic impact of the Post-Impressionists influenced groups that arose during the turn of the twentieth century, like the Expressionists, as well as more contemporary movements, like the identity-related Feminist Art. (The Art Story)

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Thorvald Erichsen
Thorvald Erichsen
Norwegian, 1868–1939
Oluf Wold-Torne
Oluf Wold-Torne
Norwegian, 1867–1919
Roger Fry
Roger Fry
British, 1866–1934

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