Prominent Artists of Post-Impressionism Vincent Van Gogh: Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890 Henri Rousseau: French Post-Impressionist Painter, 1844-1910 Paul Gauguin: French Post-Impressionist Painter, 1848-1903 Charles Filiger: French Post-Impressionist Painter and Printmaker, 1863-1928 Suzanne Valadon: French Post-Impressionist Painter, 1868-1938
Art Movement Characteristics Post-Impressionism is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of artists who were influenced by Impressionism but took their art in other directions. This art movement represented both an extension of Impressionism and a rejection of that style's inherent limitations with an aim in favor of more ambitious expression. Post- Impressionism artwork is highly personal art created by artists who mainly painted alone. There is no single well-defined style of Post-Impressionism, but in general it is less idyllic and more emotionally charged than Impressionist work.
Starry Night, c. 1889 Irises, c. 1889 Vincent Van Gogh
The Dream, 1910 Dahlia and Daisies in a Vase, c. 1904 Henri Rousseau
The Bathers, 1898 Self Portrait, 1888 Paul Gauguin
Poulu Landscape, c. 1892 Still Life with a Pot and Pumpkin, c. 1889 Charles Filiger
Joy of Life, 1911 Portrait of Mme Zamaron, 1922 Suzanna Valadon
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