FAQ About Post-Impressionism

What influenced Post-Impressionism? Post-Impressionism
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What influenced Post-Impressionism?

Post-Impressionism was influenced by a range of cultural, social, and artistic factors, including:

Impressionism: Post-Impressionism emerged as a response to and rejection of the naturalistic and observational approach of Impressionism.

Non-Western art and culture: Many Post-Impressionist artists were inspired by non-Western art and culture, particularly the expressive power of African and Oceanic art.

Scientific developments: The growing awareness of new scientific theories, particularly in the fields of optics and color theory, influenced Post-Impressionist approaches to color and form.

Symbolism: Post-Impressionist artists were influenced by the Symbolist movement, which emphasized the use of symbolic and allegorical imagery to convey complex emotions and ideas.

Social and political upheaval: The political and social turmoil of the late 19th century, including the rise of anarchism and socialism, contributed to a sense of upheaval and uncertainty that is reflected in the emotional intensity and expressive power of Post-Impressionist art.