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  1. Post-Impressionism

  2. Objectives • Understand how Impressionism influenced Post-Impressionist artists • Describe the paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat • Understand the need for patrons in the art world

  3. Realism • Artists worked in Realism art style • Realism was the accepted art of the Salon • Focused on familiar scenes as they actually looked-ordinary people doing ordinary things Winslow Homer Cotton Pickers 1876

  4. Remember Impressionism • Characteristics: • 1. quick glimpse • 2. how light effects color • 3. unposed • 4. bright colors • …5. no emotion, just painted what they saw

  5. Mary Cassatt-Early 1870’s Spanish Dancer wearing a Lace Mantilla, 1873 Musical Party, 1874 On the Balcony during Carnival, 1873

  6. Vincent van Gogh • Started out as a missionary in Belgium • Began painting and drawing when he failed as a missionary • First colors used were browns and other drab colors • At age 33, his brother Theo (an art dealer), paid to send him to art school and supported him. • Theo was his patron • Patron: a person who financially supports another person, cause or activity

  7. Vincent van Gogh A woman in a White Cap, 1885 Potato Eaters, 1885

  8. The Impressionists made an impression! • While in Paris, van Gogh met Edgar Degas and the other Impressionists • Their influence on him was immediate and dramatic • Paintings began to blaze with color • Adopted impressionists technique of using small, short brushstrokes to apply his paint 1885 1887

  9. Georges Seurat • Neo-impressionism was originated by Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859-1891) • He used a technique called pointillism based on the scientific combination of dots of pure color. Entrance to the Harbor 1888 21 5/8 x 25 5/8"

  10. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-1886 81 x 120 inches

  11. The Channel at Gravelines, Evening. summer 1890 25 3/4 x 32 1/4"