Post-Impressionism

| Category: Impressionism

The Impressionist style was taken a step further by Post-Impressionists. Forms became flatter, and colors and lines became more expressive. The focus for artists’ works changed from representing what they saw to what they thought. Artists experimented with different techniques in using drawing and painting media. Each Post-Impressionist artist developed his own distinct style. The following are some characteristics of Post-Impressionism:

  • Fewer colors used; a more simple color scheme
  • Colors used for expressive purposes rather than naturalism
  • Thick paint that created texture
  • Dark, expressive lines
  • Simplified forms
  • Further experimentation in applying the media to a surface
  • Symbolism in subject matter

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