"Every age projects its own images in its art". The Impressionism and Post-impressionism art periods occurred during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Impressionism was characterized by the use of new subject matter and a new way of viewing the world. Artists begin to study the play of lighting in painting and begin to paint outdoors. Postimpressionism is much like impressionism but also uses pointillism were the artist mixes small dots of color to catch the viewers eye. Post-impressionism used impressionism as a "jumping off" point. In this gallery, paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet will be examined.