THIS COURSE

Introduction to van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Pointilists, Symbolists, the Nabis and the gang.

Impressionists defied tradition by painting en plain air (outdoors) in quick unstudied brushstrokes, by capturing unimportant moments from daily life, by painting the world the way they saw it – their impressions of it – using unrealistic colors and little shadowing. Post-Impressionists carried further the Impressionist liberation of expression. Yet, the definition of the timeframe of the “movement” was a bigger problem. Fry determined that Post-Impressionism lasted from 1880 to 1905. Still, another art critic, American John Rewald, argued that it had begun later, in 1886, with the eighth and last exhibition of the Impressionists, and lasted until 1892 (the beginning of Munch’s Expressionism). As you see, it’s difficult to pinpoint the movement and categorize its timing and style. Thus, Post-Impressionism is an epitome of diversity, experimentation, symbolism, and emotional introspection.If you’re here, most possibly you have already completed our Basic Course on Impressionism, or even the Mega Course, which both provide the best background info you will need to begin this course. However, if you haven’t done these courses, fear not because there are no prerequisites to start learning about the Post-Impressionists. And we hope that after having completed this one, you’ll decide to keep learning and you will pick another course.

Since this is an introductory course, we will focus on the most famous representatives of the movement (Post-Impressionism is not a single style, as you will see in the following pages), and hence we will remain in France (taking several short trips to Tahiti). Yet, I’d like to emphasize that Post-Impressionism has traveled beyond the French borders and there are many more artists of different nationalities whose works could be categorized as Post-Impressionist. Soon after this course, you’ll be able to distinguish among them and impress others with your confident “this painter has definitely had to do something with Post-Impressionism.”

As in previous courses, each chapter will be dedicated to a different style or an artist, featuring the facts and masterpieces that everyone should know. Let’s begin!

Enroll $4.99 FREE! Read the first lesson

THE AUTHOR

Magda Michalska
Having studied Art History and Italian in Scotland, she now works, lives and loves in Italy. She's been writing for DailyArtMagazine since 2016 but she still hasn't met the legendary Pimpa the Cat, the real boss of DailyArt.
4.9 AVERAGE RATING
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13 COMMENTS

Errika Gerakiti 249 days ago
It's a very well-structured course. You get the basic knowledge about Post-Impressionism. It would be great to have a mega course to learn more about the movement and the artists.
Valentina Razionaleq 245 days ago
I'm loving each and everyone of your courses! So interesting and well explained! Keep 'em coming! <3
juan landeros 241 days ago
very well summarized, only needed to show more works
Julie Coward 239 days ago
I really enjoy the style and content of these easy-access bites of learning. Thank you! Please do more? What comes next after Post-Impressionism? I’m keen to follow the courses chronologically.
Lawrence Fray 188 days ago
A great framework---very informative and a good follow-up to the Imrpessionists course. PLease could we have a little more imformation on some of the artists' lives?
Gabriela Morcillo 182 days ago
Truly awesome! Hungry for more of this! Keep on with the well-done job!
Annika Weber 176 days ago
A brief overview of the post-impressionistic period, very intriguing and leaving you wanting more.
Judith Allen 143 days ago
I learned a lot in these brief lessons. Very enjoyable.
Christina Marecak 138 days ago
amazing!!!
Tamara Germitsch 122 days ago
This is a great introductory course and it definitely inspires to learn more about post-impressionism!
twinsetster@gmail.com 120 days ago
It is truly a 101 course which teaches the very basics of post-impressionism. Fully sufficient for an art icebreaker and outlines some food for thought even though it doesn't delve deep into each artist/painting. With so many artists and artworks in the world, it's easy to get lost. This course is a good starting point. Enjoy!
jose altina 82 days ago
Suscinto y complementario bien al mega curso d impresionismo. Me gusto la pintura de estos artistas y me gustaria profundizar mas en ellos .
Nefeli Christogoula 78 days ago
Very interesting!
19th century Post-Impressionism

Post-Impressionism 101

  • 10 chapters
  • 48 min
  • 0 galleries
  • 12 masterpieces
  • average rating 4.9
  • 13 comments
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THIS COURSE

Introduction to van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Pointilists, Symbolists, the Nabis and the gang.

Impressionists defied tradition by painting en plain air (outdoors) in quick unstudied brushstrokes, by capturing unimportant moments from daily life, by painting the world the way they saw it – their impressions of it – using unrealistic colors and little shadowing. Post-Impressionists carried further the Impressionist liberation of expression. Yet, the definition of the timeframe of the “movement” was a bigger problem. Fry determined that Post-Impressionism lasted from 1880 to 1905. Still, another art critic, American John Rewald, argued that it had begun later, in 1886, with the eighth and last exhibition of the Impressionists, and lasted until 1892 (the beginning of Munch’s Expressionism). As you see, it’s difficult to pinpoint the movement and categorize its timing and style. Thus, Post-Impressionism is an epitome of diversity, experimentation, symbolism, and emotional introspection.If you’re here, most possibly you have already completed our Basic Course on Impressionism, or even the Mega Course, which both provide the best background info you will need to begin this course. However, if you haven’t done these courses, fear not because there are no prerequisites to start learning about the Post-Impressionists. And we hope that after having completed this one, you’ll decide to keep learning and you will pick another course.

Since this is an introductory course, we will focus on the most famous representatives of the movement (Post-Impressionism is not a single style, as you will see in the following pages), and hence we will remain in France (taking several short trips to Tahiti). Yet, I’d like to emphasize that Post-Impressionism has traveled beyond the French borders and there are many more artists of different nationalities whose works could be categorized as Post-Impressionist. Soon after this course, you’ll be able to distinguish among them and impress others with your confident “this painter has definitely had to do something with Post-Impressionism.”

As in previous courses, each chapter will be dedicated to a different style or an artist, featuring the facts and masterpieces that everyone should know. Let’s begin!

Enroll $4.99 FREE! Read the first lesson

THE AUTHOR

Magda Michalska
Having studied Art History and Italian in Scotland, she now works, lives and loves in Italy. She's been writing for DailyArtMagazine since 2016 but she still hasn't met the legendary Pimpa the Cat, the real boss of DailyArt.
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Lesson 2: “POST” came even after Post-Impressionism- the origins of the term

  • 5 min
  • 1 masterpieces

Lesson 3: Pointilisme

  • 5 min
  • 2 masterpieces

Lesson 4: Cloissonnisme/Synthetism

  • 5 min
  • 1 masterpieces

Lesson 5: Vincent van Gogh

  • 5 min
  • 1 masterpieces

Lesson 6: Paul Cézanne

  • 5 min
  • 1 masterpieces

Lesson 7: The Nabis

  • 5 min
  • 1 masterpieces

Lesson 8: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  • 5 min
  • 2 masterpieces

Lesson 9: Symbolism

  • 5 min
  • 2 masterpieces

Lesson 10: Final thoughts: The storm

  • 5 min
4.9 AVERAGE RATING
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13 COMMENTS

Errika Gerakiti 249 days ago
It's a very well-structured course. You get the basic knowledge about Post-Impressionism. It would be great to have a mega course to learn more about the movement and the artists.
Valentina Razionaleq 245 days ago
I'm loving each and everyone of your courses! So interesting and well explained! Keep 'em coming! <3
juan landeros 241 days ago
very well summarized, only needed to show more works
Julie Coward 239 days ago
I really enjoy the style and content of these easy-access bites of learning. Thank you! Please do more? What comes next after Post-Impressionism? I’m keen to follow the courses chronologically.
Lawrence Fray 188 days ago
A great framework---very informative and a good follow-up to the Imrpessionists course. PLease could we have a little more imformation on some of the artists' lives?
Gabriela Morcillo 182 days ago
Truly awesome! Hungry for more of this! Keep on with the well-done job!
Annika Weber 176 days ago
A brief overview of the post-impressionistic period, very intriguing and leaving you wanting more.
Judith Allen 143 days ago
I learned a lot in these brief lessons. Very enjoyable.
Christina Marecak 138 days ago
amazing!!!
Tamara Germitsch 122 days ago
This is a great introductory course and it definitely inspires to learn more about post-impressionism!
twinsetster@gmail.com 120 days ago
It is truly a 101 course which teaches the very basics of post-impressionism. Fully sufficient for an art icebreaker and outlines some food for thought even though it doesn't delve deep into each artist/painting. With so many artists and artworks in the world, it's easy to get lost. This course is a good starting point. Enjoy!
jose altina 82 days ago
Suscinto y complementario bien al mega curso d impresionismo. Me gusto la pintura de estos artistas y me gustaria profundizar mas en ellos .
Nefeli Christogoula 78 days ago
Very interesting!