The IMPRESSIONALIST IDEA OF LANDSCAPE COMPARED TO POST-IMPRESSIONALIST

God's creation is beautiful and beyond recreation; however, many artists have tried to in their paintings and have created some pretty remarkable works. During the Impressional and Post-Impressional time quickly painted dots, dashes and comas have been used in two different ways. First it started as more of a fast pace style symbolizing the fast pace life, and showing how light and its reflection affects a painting. This was due to the rejection of state-controlled academics and salons in favor of independent exhibits (Oxford Art Online). Eventually it turned into more symbolic contents. The vibrant colors from impressionism intensified even more and the dots became even smaller (About.com Art History).

The reflection of the light off of the water in the middle is very natural and is actually how I would picture it in person.
The brush strokes in this painting make the waves of water appear to be moving very quickly.
This painting really shows how even thought the colors are so separated your eyes will naturally blend them together.
This video talks about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. It is very long, but the only part you should watch is from 0:20 to 4:50.
The first main style of the Post-Impressionism paintings is the uses of really tiny concentrated dots.
It can also be seen how now with the Post-Impressionism paintings that not only are the colors separated, but the planes are almost separated by colors.
The second main style of Post-Impressionism is the use of very vibrant colors.
The brush strokes used by Post-Impressionist painters are also wider and the paint is also applied much thicker to make the colors appear even more vibrant. This done to take away from the natural look.
My counterpoint is a Cubism landscape painting. Cubism is known for its more simplistic figures and objects into more geometric shapes. It also tries to approximate the fourth dimension by blending planes.
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