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Post-Impressionism - ART HISTORY 173 March 3 2011...

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3/2/2011 1 ART HISTORY 173 March 3, 2011 Post-Impressionism: New Ideas about Color & Form Modern Art The development of a new aesthetic Modern art is evolutionary A total rejection of traditional artistic convention Avant-garde “The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.” Paul Gauguin, artist (1848-1903)
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3/2/2011 2 Post-Impressionism Immediately follows Impressionism A greater concern for expression, structure and form Rejects the emphasis Impressionism puts on naturalism “[The Post-Impressionists] say in effect to the Impressionists: ‘You have explored nature in every direction, and all honour to you; but your methods and principles have hindered artists from exploring and expressing that emotional significance which lies in things, and is the most important subject matter in art . . .’” Roger Fry, curator The Museum of Modern Art, New York City 1910
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