Post-Impressionism
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Edvard Munch’s painting, entitled The Scream is my favorite painting in general, let alone a post-impressionist painting. This painting has such highly saturated and intense colors, the reds and blues, yet it also has pastel-like pinks and oranges. The main focus of this work is the figure located at in the bottom half of the painting. Your eyes are immediately drawn to it, the look on its face, its almost surreal. There are two shadowy figures in the background, which add another element of fright to the painting. Overall this painting captures my attention and I find it very hard to look away.


French art movement that immediately followed Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. The artists involved, usually meaning Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906), Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) showed a greater concern for expression, structure and form than did the Impressionist artists. Building on the works of the Neo-Impressionists, these artists rejected the emphasis the Impressionists put on naturalism and the depiction of fleeting effects of light. This is the definition of Post-Impressionism from www.artlex.com.