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Post-impressionism

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Post impressionism

It is a common reproach on our present-day culture that we are failing to produce any great works of art. Needless to say, this is a serious indictment. The true flower of any civilization is revealed in its art. Have we not reason, then, to be con cerned about the validity of this accusation? Evidence, of course, is hard to procure, and any true perspective is for us impossible. But how many other periods have misjudged them selves ! We may even doubt, with Whistler, if there ever was an 'artistic period.' All we can say with assurance is that art has happened now and again. Time wipes away the pseudo artistic, while that which possesses merit survives. So it may...

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The Impressionism Vs Post Impressionism

Impressionism was a motion or manner of painting that originated and developed in France in 1870s and distinguished by its focal point on the immediate feeling produced by a landscape or scene and usage of the primary colourss to retroflex existent reflected visible radiation. The manner was characterized chiefly by the usage of intense colourss, unfastened composing, visible radiation and motion and coppice shots. The roots of Impressionism are the early nineteenth century plein-air painting methods by the Barbizon school and naturalism of Camille Corot. Impressionists specialised chiefly in genre scenes and landscapes. They were chiefly concerned with bring forthing ocular world in their pictures in footings of fugitive effects of colour and visible radiation ( Gunderson 35 ) . The...

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