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The Post-Impressionistby Belinda Thomson
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The term 'Post-Impressionists' was coined in 1910 to describe the work of the French painters of the 1880s and 1890s, principally Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, but it has never been a satisfactory label. In this lively survey and reappraisal of the era many minor as well as major artists are discussed and illustrated. By concentrating on what the artists and contemporary critics did and said, and by looking at what the artists painted, the author raises very sharply the question of what 'Post-Impressionism' means and reveals a fascinating glimpse of personal rivalry, commercial pressures, individual initiatives and changing allegiances — and no simple pattern at all.
This illustrated introduction to the subject of post-Impressionism appraises both the artists, most notably Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, and the period in which they lived. It examines the attitudes and theories of the artists and their public in the late 19th century.
In this book Belinda Thomson asks many revealing and fundamental questions about the attitudes and theories of both artists and public in the late nineteenth century, highlighting the variety and originality displayed by many individuals in a period of artistic ferment.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
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