NEO-IMPRESSIONISM AND POST-IMPRESSIONISM NEO-IMPRESSIONISM POST-IMPRESSIONISMIsabel Naranjo Díaz-Ropero 4ºA
NEO-IMPRESSIONISM Georges Seurat: The Eiffel tower.Neo-impressionism appeared inFrance at the end of the 19thcentury. In this period somepainters experienced withcompositions made with dots ofpure colour.Some important painters of thisperiod were Paul Signac andGeorges Seurat. Paul Signac: Pink Clouds.
Paul Signac: Grand Canal in Venice. Camille Pissarro: View From my Window.Georges Seurat: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte Henri Matisse: Luxe, calme et volupté.
POURTRAIT OFFÉLIX FÉNÉONThis painting is theportrait of FélixFénéon, painted byPaul Signac in 1890.
It is painted with the most characteristic technique in this period, pointillism.This is oil on canvas. At present this portrait is located in The NationalGallery of Art in Washington DCFélix Fénéon was an art dealer, collector, political activist, critic, andSignacs friend who shared the artists interests in science and Japaneseprints. On this painting Signac depicts this unconventional and enigmaticpersonality with his characteristic chin, holding a top hat and a walking stickin one hand and a flower in the other one. Combining figuration andabstraction, he sets Fénéons static profile against a swirling background, akaleidoscopic portrait of optical theorist Charles Henrys recently publishedcolor wheel.Maybe, the stars in the lower rigth corner, are connected to the interest thatFelix Fénéon had about the United States.
POST-IMPRESSIONISMPost-impressionism is a termused to express the artistic periodthat appeared after Neo-impressionism. It developed in thelast decades of the 19th century.Post-impressionism was anextension of impressionism and atthe same time it was a rejection ofits limitations. In this period theystill used very colorful paints,peculiar brushwork and realisticthemes, but they tried to transmitmore emotions.Some of the most famouspainters of this period were: PaulGauguin, Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh andPaul Cézanne. Vang Gogh: A road in Auvergs after the rain.
He was one of the representatives of Cloisonnism.It is a style of post-impressionist painting withbold and flat forms separated by dark contours. Breton women in the meadow.Taperaa Mahana Where do we come from? What we are? Where are we going?
He was a painter and lithographer. His favouritethemes were cabaret dancers and prostitutes.In bed the kiss Salon at the rue des Moulins.
He was a genius with a troubled life. He expressed hispersonality on his paintings. Café terrace at nigth.The Nigth café. Starry nigth.
PAUL CÉZANNE He was the precursor of Cubism. He used colour to give volume to objects and his paintings became geometrical coloured shapes. Boy in a red waistcoat.Card players. Sainte Victoire Mountain.
DANCING AT THEMOULIN ROUGE.This painting is oil oncanvas, it was painted byToulouse Lautrec around1890.
It almost occupies 1.5 meters. Now it is located in theMuseum Of Art in Philadelphia. Some characters in thebackground are looking at the dancers and speakingbetween them. There are in the background too, a manwith the face of Death, and Lautrec´s muse, Jane Avril. Inthe foreground there is an elegant woman with a pinkdress.
SOURCES: http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria http://translate.google.es/translate?hl=es&sl=en&tl=es&u=htt http:// todacultura.com/movimientosartisticos/neoimpresionismo.ht Wikipedia. Paqui Pérez Fons, (2011). Social Sciences Book 4th Year ESO, Campo de Criptana.