Difference Between Impressionism And Post Impressionism

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In early 19th century, the French government controlled the academies and salons of paintings. The impressionism took place in second half of 19th century, which was results of French artists rejecting the traditional government sanctioned academic painting that was dominating their arts at the time. The first independent art exhibition was held in 1874 for one month. Few of the famous artists’ who participated and help organize this exhibition was Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renior, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro along with 25 other artists. They displayed approximately 165 paintings during this exhibit. This group of artists referred themselves as the Anonymous Society of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors, etc.
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By capturing the way light would reflect off of an object. The Post Impressionism movement was a period during which the art work itself surpassed its roll as an window into the world instead it gave us the thoughts and emotions of the artist. Their painting made the viewer see and feel the emotions and thought of the painter. Their paintings had a meaning, a purpose, whereas the impressionist paintings were intentionally left void of artists’ thoughts and …show more content…

There were several changes of government during this period in France, birth place of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Where Impressionism broke away from the traditions and traditional style of painting, post-Impressionism did not. Post-Impressionism just added another dimension to their paintings. Post-Impressionist added their thoughts and emotions to it. To better explain, Impressionism was a revolutionary style of painting whereas Post-Impressionism style of painting was more Evolutionary. Post Impressionist crossed the proverbial line, when it came to style of painting. By pushing the line of what art was, they redefined what art should be. This laid the foundation for what we call modern art. The Post-Impressionism style evolved from the Impressionist techniques where as Impressionist style did not morph from an earlier style. This is not to say one is better than other, they are both equally influential and impressive. Without these two periods in art history, it is suffice to say our culture would not have been as rich as it is

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  • Explains that the french government controlled the academies and salons of paintings. the first independent art exhibition was held in 1874 for one month.
  • Explains that the artists from the impressionist period intentionally painted which captured the nuances of light and beauty of natures. the invention of photography had profound influence on the artist of the day.
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