Comparing Post-Impressionism & Impressionism


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Which of these is not a characteristic of impressionist painting?

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1. What is post-impressionism?

2. What was the primary focus of post-impressionist art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism were two crucial artistic movements in the development of modern art. Post-Impressionism, obviously, evolved out of Impressionism, but the specific differences between each are essential to understanding modern art history. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Impressionist vs. Post-Impressionist art. Some things you'll be assessed on include characteristics of Impressionist paintings, defining Post-Impressionism, and the primary focus of Post-Impressionism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of Impressionism
  • What 'Post-Impressionism' is
  • Primary focus of Post-Impressionism
  • Features of Post-Impressionist artwork not found in Impressionism
  • How Cezanne's 'Mont Sainte-Victoire' displayed Post-Impressionist styles

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about defining characteristics of both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and the differences between each
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and apply it to interpreting specific works of art.

Additional Learning

Find additional details in the lesson Comparing Post-Impressionism vs. Impressionism. Topics you can learn more about include:

  • Post-Impressionist styles, such as expressionism, pointillism, neo-impressionism
  • Characteristic elements of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art
  • Examples of works by artists like Monet, Renoir, Cézanne and Seurat