Vincent van GoghSunflowers1888oil on canvasAttempts to express emotion and feelings through color.
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecAt the Moulin Rougec. 1892-1895123x141 cmFocused on the nightlife of Paris. Colors and mask-like features suggest decadence, social commentary. Gaslight illuminated these nightly places, creating a greenish glow on interior spaces. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints – much like Degas. Referred to as “mini-Degas”. Both specialized in movements and private moments as well as cropping. (Remind the CF-ID) Worked also with lithographs and posters, popularizing the media in the 1890s. Nightlife seen from “elbow height”. Although born into high aristocracy, childhood accident had him broke both of his legs. This deformed him, gave him a short stature with a child’s legs and the torso of a man.
Chapter 30: 19th Century Art in Europe and the United States Post-Impressionism Magister Ricard AP Art History
19th Century Artistic Developments: The “-isms”
What is Post-Impressionism Artists were dissatisfied with Impressionism Lacked line, shape, color – loose brushwork did not create solidity Wanted to restore color and shape or even subjectivity (don’t just copy nature) Moves away from objectivity (positivism) Did not want to simply capture a passing moment Like Impressionism, was based in France Thrived from 1880-1905
Who are the Post-Impressionists? Seurat Gaugin Cezanne Toulouse-Lautrec Van Gogh (Dutch, but worked in France)
Conclusion Impressionism – 1870’s and 1880’s Post Impressionism – late 1880’s and 1890’s Impressionists interested in capturing a moment in time and how the moment is reflected by light and color Transitory nature of their art is conveyed through cropped edges, informal arrangements Post Impressionists not satisfied Seurat and Cezanne played with color and shape Gaugin and Van Gogh explored the world as an observed thing