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Painting with Style... A monthly journey into a diverse range of art design.

Updated: May 17, 2019

by Diane Marie Kellogg

You may recognize the cover photo as a self portrait of Vincent van Gogh. One of my personal favorites, his work is a great example of Post-Impressionism. 

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh 1889

Post-Impressionism is a term for the work and/or style of a diverse group of late 19th/ early 20th century artists, mostly french. Their work covered but was not limited to styles such as Les Nabis Neo-Impressionism, Pont-Aven School, Synthetism, Cloisonnism, and Symbolism. The name was coined by art critic Roger Fry in 1906.

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat 1884

Top artists of the period included Paul Cezanne; the father of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Paul Gauguin.

Gardanne by Paul Cezanne 1986

They continued Impressionism while discarding it's limitations. Using vivid and sometimes unrealistic color, some instances of thicker paint and real life subjects they would quite often use geometric design and distortion to create their paintings.

Tahitian Landscape by Paul Gauguin 1891

I hope you are enjoying this rather erratic series. I am not presenting anything in any particular order. I just pick something I find interesting and hope you can follow along. Be sure to do searches online to learn so much more than I can even begin to tell you. There is a fascinating history of art out there.

Coming in June... the High Renaissance. 

All photos compliments of - A great place to find more great work from these awesome artists.

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