postimpressionism[pōst′im pres̸h′ən iz′əm]
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the theory, practice, or methods of a group of late 19th-cent. painters, including Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, who revolted against the objectivity and scientific naturalism of impressionism and placed emphasis upon the subjective viewpoint of the artist or the formal structure and style of the painting
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A school of painting in France in the late 19th century that rejected the objective naturalism of impressionism and used form and color in more personally expressive ways.
- postˌim·presˈsion·ist adjective & n.
- postˌim·presˌsion·isˈtic adjective