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  • Postimpressionism Revision
  • Postimpressionism
    • The development of the Impressionism led to forms being dissolved and the loss of the drawing
    • At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th other painters, starting from the impressionism, it developed a more personal style, that is going to be the advance of some of the pictorial movements of the 29th century.
  • Postimpressionism
    • Some of the characteristics of the movement are:
      • The recovery of the importance of drawing
      • The worry about capturing not only the light but also expression of both, things and people
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  • General characteristics
    • Interest in building the shape, the drawing and the expression of objects and human images
    • Equilibrium between the volume and the pure aesthetic taste (Cezanne)
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  • General characteristics
    • Conception of the painting as a combination of geometrical elements (Cezanne)
    • Use of colour contrasts for defining plans and forms.
    • Pictorial effects based on the structural search for spaces and chromatic effects
  • General characteristics
    • Use of pure colour with a great emotive charge (Van Gogh) or modulate (Gauguin)
    • Creations full of imagination with curve brushstrokes that tend to express the anguish and internal depression (Van Gogh)
  • General characteristics
    • Interest for the exotic (Gauguin) and the low classes life and entertainment (Toulouse-Lautrec)
    • Creation of simplified and static compositions, looking for harmony of the chromatic masses closed by thigh profiles (Gauguin)
  • Influences
    • From the impressionist, the taste for the colour contrasts, mainly in Cezanne
    • From Rubens, the neo-impressionist and the Japanese cards the chromatic richness, pure colours and Van Gogh’s curve line
    • From the exotic sculpture of Oceania Gauguin’s primitivism
  • Painters
    • Gauguin:
      • He began in the Impressionism with Pisarro
      • He abandoned the comfort of his life to live in Paris, Bretagne and Tahiti
      • In Tahiti he painted his series of Tahitian women
  • Painters
      • He made an expressive use of colour, in strong tonalities, lively and frequently arbitrary
      • He painted big plans limited by curved lineal rhythms
      • He had to main subjects:
        • The Tahitian exotism
        • The primitivism of Bretagne
  • Painters
      • His work is a reference for the symbolism
      • His sense of colour was influential on fauves and expressionists
      • He renounced to the perspective
      • He suppressed the model and shades and identified the sense of flat the same as in Japanese painting.
  • Painters
    • Cezanne:
      • His painting recovered the volume thanks to the geometry, drawing and the definition of the forms through the building brushstrokes
      • He did not renounce to the colour of high intensity with contrasts and coloured shades.
  • Painters
      • In his paintings there is special attention to the foreground
      • He created distortions due to the use of several points of view, mainly in his still-lives
      • His painting is the origin of the Cubism
      • He influences in colourist artists such as Matisse.
  • Painters
    • Van Gogh:
      • He was established in Arles, enthusiastic about the light of Provence
      • He painted curved, wavy images and landscapes
      • The flame shapes represented his internal matters
  • Painters
      • He was a passionate of colour as the vehicle to express his frequent depressions and anguishes
      • His brushstroke is very characteristic, wavy, sinuous, cursive and thick
      • Colours are sometimes aggressive with infrequent contrasts (yellow over orange)
  • Painters
      • He opened the way for the 20th century expressionism
      • He painted :
        • Landscapes,
        • Flowers
        • Portraits
        • Self-portraits
  • Painters
    • Toulouse-Lautrec:
      • He reflected the atmosphere of night clubs:
        • Dancers
        • Singers
        • Prostitutes
      • He was the impellor of wall adverts
  • Painters
      • In his technique the characteristics are:
        • Drawing technique
        • Caption of movement
        • Ironical charge
        • Caricature
        • Flat representations.