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Post-Impressionism in Art - Chapter Summary
In this chapter you'll take a look at how the Impressionists' concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and color helped lead to the Post-Impressionist movement. You'll compare and contrast the two movements so you'll soon be able to discuss the types of works that fit into each area. By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
- Explain the autobiographical elements of Post-Impressionist art
- Describe the role of reclining nudes
- Discuss the Symbolist Movement in art and literature
- Compare and contrast classical myth in Post-Impressionist and Symbolist art
Use the engaging video lessons to enhance your learning of these historical topics. Each video has convenient tags beneath on a timeline to help you find any area or topic that you need to review further. You can also use the lesson and chapter self-assessments to monitor your learning.
1. Comparing Post-Impressionism & Impressionism
In this lesson, you will explore the similarities and differences between two major artistic styles of the late 19th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Autobiographical Elements of Post-Impressionist Art
In this lesson, you will explore the lives and attitudes of Post-Impressionist artists as captured in their paintings. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Reclining Nudes in Post-Impressionist Art
In this lesson, you will explore the way that Post-Impressionist painters used a common subject to introduce new ideas about art. We will also explore the history of the reclining nudes. A short quiz will follow for you to test your knowledge. .
4. The Symbolist Movement in Art & Literature
In this lesson, you will explore a unique movement of 19th-century art and literature that rejected the trends of other arts in order to explore the unseen world of the mind. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. Classical Myth in Post-Impressionist & Symbolist Art
In this lesson, you will discover how traditional subjects can be given new meaning as you explore the use of Classical mythology in the works of the Post-Impressionists, particularly the Symbolists.
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Other chapters within the AP Art History: Exam Prep course
- Introduction to Art
- Prehistoric Art
- Ancient Egyptian Art
- Ancient Near East Art
- Ancient Greek Art
- Ancient Roman Art
- Early Christian Art
- Art of the Byzantine Empire
- Medieval Art
- Romanesque Style of Art
- Gothic Art
- Fifteenth-Century Art
- Sixteenth-Century Art
- Art of the Baroque Period
- Rococo Art
- Neoclassical Art
- Art of the Romantic Period
- Impressionist Art
- Early Twentieth-Century Art
- Postwar to Postmodern Art
- Global Contemporary Art
- Asian Art
- Art of the Pacific
- Art of Indigenous Americas
- African Art
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