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This edition: A Fresh View: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

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Part 1. Realism and Impressionism
Part 2. Post-Impressionism
Courbet defies the entrenched traditions of the official Salon and paints "the subjects of modem life" as he sees them. This urge is shared by the Impressionists, whose works are examined at close camera range, revealing the innovations in form and technique, and the obsession with color and changing light that characterize much of their oeuvre. The term "Post-Impressionism," applied to artists as different as Gaugin, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Cezanne, signifies a turning away from the concerns of Impressionism as new aesthetic aims are expressed in style and subject matters.

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