Post-Impressionism

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How did Post-Impressionism relate to the broader cultural and social context of its time? Post-Impressionism
11 months ago | gizem

How did Post-Impressionism relate to the broader cultural and social context of its time?

Post-Impressionism emerged in a period of significant social and cultural change in Europe, as industrialization, urbanization, and new scientific and philosophical ideas were transforming society. Many Post-Impressionist artists were influenced by these broader cultural trends, and sought to express their own individual emotions and ideas in response to them. Some, like Paul Gauguin, were also interested in exploring exotic or non-Western cultures as a way of challenging traditional European values and ways of thinking.