Meaning of post-impressionism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpəʊstɪmˈprɛʃənɪz(ə)m/


mass noun
  • The work or style of a varied group of late 19th-century and early 20th-century artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. They reacted against the naturalism of the impressionists to explore colour, line, and form, and the emotional response of the artist, a concern which led to the development of expressionism.

    ‘The 120 works in this retrospective of the French modernist Vlaminck show the evolution of his art through post-Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism to his later expressionistic landscapes.’
    • ‘Every ambitious 19th-century show, especially in the area of Impessionism and post-Impressionism, has been obliged to borrow from this fabulous trove of avant-garde painting.’
    • ‘Also, unlike Impressionism, post-Impressionism was not a unified movement.’
    • ‘The most famous artist of the post-Impressionism is Vincent van Gogh.’