The Impact Of Post-Impressionism And Transhumanism

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Human Bond to the Natural World. Post humanism emphasizes how humans have changed in the way we understand ourselves, and how we perceive our relationship to society and to the natural world. Transhumanism has gone a step further, believing that we must realize our potential to change what we are, that through the use of technology, we can actually transmute into something more than our present selves (Bognar, 2012). With the passing of each century, the connection between the human relationship to the natural world continues to change. In addition, our perception of the natural world changes too. Repeatedly, we emphasize what makes each human special, as well as what sets each of us apart, not only from each other, but from the natural…show more content…
During this time, new technologies impacted every aspect of life, rapidly changing the art world. Post-Impressionist artists learned skills, discipline, and value from the Impressionists before them, as well as the use of light, shadow, and color. However, these artists were more concerned about placing an emphasis on expression, structure, and form. Although they continued to use these learned techniques, they deposed the notion that art had to be represented in its true-life form, and thus moved away from realistic or natural representation. Preferring the more expressive effect that came from within themselves. they explored new techniques, perspectives, and shapes, incorporating their own new ideas into their art, such as placing emphasis on geometric form, or the actual distortion of form (MindEdge) which can be seen Van Gogh’s…show more content…
He used rich naturalistic color to create gently, winding forms and silhouettes creating a picturesque scene on the left, and local color creates a hazy unifying blanket of light in the scene on the right and delivers a beautiful, peaceful mood. His harmoniously balanced compositions evoke the tranquil, undisturbed celebration of sublime nature. Van Gogh used color to express feelings and spirituality, and this coloristic composition creates a joyful, yet peaceful mood. The omnipresent strokes of yellow flowing from the sun provides the feeling of continuous energy and warmth. Van Gogh’s vibrant colors in the painting range from cool blues and greens to singed reds and bright yellows, a hue that he used to great effect. There is an inherent variety of colors in the dense green foliage. In the shade, the bark and leaves appear to have bluish-grey
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