The Post-Impressionist era began as painters attempted to break free from Impressionism and find new ways to express emotion. Impressionist paintings were often done alla prima, meaning that they were painted outdoors, with little or no alterations being made later in a studio setting. Because of the alla prima painting style, the number of landscape paintings increased throughout this time. During the mid-to-late 1800s, a number of independent artists began throwing out the Academic rules of painting, and painting according to their own style. This group has come to be known as the Post-Impressionists. Their goal was to create a personal expression of emotion in every piece they produced. This gallery will look at a number of Post-Impressionist pieces that depict a scene of nature, and look at how the artists' use of emotion could elevate a simple landscape into something everyone can relate to.