Lori Mohr delivers the talk Beyond Impressionism: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne. Ms. Mohr comes to us via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.
In late 19th century France, Impressionism dominated avant-garde painting. But a diverse group of up-and-comers—Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cezanne among them—found fault in the focus on style versus subject. Unlike Impressionists, they were unified not by a single aesthetic—fleeting effects of light in the real world—but by a shared interest in exploring the artists’ perception of the real world. Let the camera capture reality!
Given their differences in style, technique, and subject matter, defining Post Impressionism can be difficult. However, by tracing its history, its artists, and pinpointing distinguishing characteristics, we will better understand how the unique contributions of these innovators formed the artistic roots of modern art for the next 80 years, from Fauvism to Cubism to Surrealism.
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