Impressionism vs Post - impressionism

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Impressionism vs Post Impressionism Modern culture is believed to be the brainchild of two versions of the Protestant worldview: the northern French positivism and irrationalism. If the first is trying to discern the signs of the afterlife in the image of reality (which is actually a reflection of the culture established meanings), the second doubts of the possibility to view anything except for one’s own feelings. Impressionists were trying to recreate their sensory impressions with scientific precision. Analytical approach to his own artistic activities allowed them to…show more content…
Post-Impressionism revealed most crisis traits of the Western culture of that period, painful and controversial artists’ searches for stable ideological and moral values. The period of post-impressionism is characterized by typical active mutual individual areas and individual creative systems. And though a number of post-impressionism areas (Neo Impressionism and partially ‘Nabi’, which is the French version of ‘modernity’) does not come out of the time-frame boundaries, creativity of its leading masters (primarily of Post Impressionists Cezanne, V. van Gogh, Gauguin, A. de Toulouse- Lautrec) with its problematic initiates multiple trends in the fine art of the 20th century. Post Impressionism (from French postimpressionism, earlier from Latin Post meaning ‘after’) is the term adopted in art to denote main line of development in French art starting from the second half of 1880s till the beginning of the 20th. The start point of Post-Impressionism is considered to be the beginning of 1886, when the last Impressionist exhibition was held and the ‘Manifesto of symbolism’ by the poet Jean Moréas was issued (Galenson & Weinberg, 2001). The opposition to
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