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Post-Impressionist Art - Chapter Summary & Learning Objectives
Expert instructors have created brief, engaging video lessons to help you master the artists and art following the Impressionist era. You'll review characteristics of art in this time period as well as artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, van Gogh and the relationship between Post-Impressionism and the Symbolist movement in art and literature. Subject matter experts are available to answer any questions that arise as you learn about:
- Differences between Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
- Assimilation of classical myth in Post-Impressionism
- How The Dream by Rousseau relates to 20th century surrealism
|Comparing Post-Impressionism & Impressionism||Using famous examples, distinguish between art during and after the Impressionist era.|
|Autobiographical Elements of Post-Impressionist Art||Identify the autobiographical elements of art by Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin and Munch.|
|Reclining Nudes in Post-Impressionist Art||Discuss Post-Impressionist influence on art depicting reclining nude subjects.|
|Comparing Manet & Cezanne's Development||Compare the transition in Manet's artistic style from the 1860's to 1880's with Cezanne's change to color by describing their characteristic brushstrokes.|
|Style & Role of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's Posters||Using famous examples, describe the style and role of the posters by Toulouse-Lautrec.|
|The Symbolist Movement in Art & Literature||Compare symbolism with Post-Impressionism.|
|Classical Myth in Post-Impressionist & Symbolist Art||Describe the assimilation of classical myth in Post-Impressionism and Symbolism.|
|The Dream by Henri Rousseau||Relate Rousseau's The Dream to 20th century surrealism.|
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. Comparing Manet & Cezanne's Development
In this lesson, you will explore the artistic development of two masters of the late 19th century and discover how and why they were able to transition between styles. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. Style & Role of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's Posters
In this lesson, you will explore the posters of 19th-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and discover what these meant to both the world of art and the world of advertising. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. The Dream by Henri Rousseau
In this lesson, you will explore the subject, style, and techniques involved in The Dream, a painting by Henri Rousseau. You can then test your understanding with a short quiz.
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Other chapters within the Art 101: Art of the Western World course
- The Art of Ancient Egypt
- The Art of the Ancient Near East
- The Art of Ancient Greece
- The Art of Ancient Rome
- Early Christian Art
- Byzantine Art
- The Art of Early Medieval Europe
- Romanesque Art
- Gothic Art
- Fifteenth-Century Italian Art
- Fifteenth-Century Art of Northern Europe & Spain
- Sixteenth-Century Italian Art
- Sixteenth-Century Art of Northern Europe & Spain
- Baroque Art
- Rococo Art
- Neoclassical Art
- Romanticism in Art
- Realism in Art
- Impressionist Art
- Art of the Early Twentieth Century
- Postwar to Postmodern Art
- Contemporary Art