In the late 19th century, Post-Impressionism emerged in France. Unified by a subjective approach to painting, this major art movement was pioneered by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, a French painter whose work is characterized by painterly brushstrokes, an avant-garde approach to perspective, and a vivid color palette. In addition to his role as an important Post-Impressionist, Cézanne is celebrated as the forefather of Fauvism and a precursor to Cubism.
At the beginning of the 20th century, a small group of artists forged a path that would forever change how...
Many famous artists from history were unappreciated in their time, but French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau was particularly mocked by...
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh‘s artistic career lasted only a decade? This may be surprising, given the Dutch painter's prolific body of work; he completed at least 39 self-portraits alone. In addition to offering us a glimpse of the artist's appearance, these pieces trace the trajectory of his life, from his decision to pursue painting to his tragic battle with mental illness. Here, we explore 5 of Van Gogh's most significant self-portraits.
Vincent van Gogh is known for both his extreme talent and tumultuous history.
As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh is one of art history's most well-known figures.
Some of the most famous artists of the Post-Impressionist movement include Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne, but there is another artist who helped pioneer it—Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The French artist was a prominent painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator (to name just a few of his trades).
During his short career, Post-Impressionist pioneer Vincent van Gogh painted an eclectic array of subject matter.
Artist Paul Gauguin is an important figure in modern art.
Post-Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is renowned for his expressive interpretations of turn-of-the-century Paris. Fascinated by the capital city's colorful nightlife, the French artist created a collection of 363 posters featuring Paris' most popular cafés, cabarets, and entertainers. Admired for their bold graphics, vivid color palettes, and focus on the figure, these designs simultaneously served as advertisements and attracted collectors, blurring the line between mass produced prints and fine art. Today, Toulouse-Lautrec's posters continue to charm audiences, offering a graphic glimpse into La Belle Époque.