Various movements in painting that developed (c.
1905), especially in France
, as a result of or reaction to impressionism
. Roger Fry, the British painter and theorist, invented the term when he organized the exhibition Manet and the post-impressionists
at the Grafton Gallery, London, in 1910. The show revolved around the work of Manet
, and Van Gogh
, who are still considered to be the dominant figures in this phase of modern art. Seurat
was an important member of the post-impressionists, although his style is more accurately described as neo-impressionism
. The work of these artists varies stylistically but they are linked by their rejection of impressionist naturalism
the work or style of a varied group of late 19th-century and early 20th-century artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. They reacted against the naturalism of the Impressionists to explore color, line, and form, and the emotional response of the artist, a concern that led to the development of expressionism.
post-Im·pres·sion·ist n. & adj.