HumanitiesImpressionism vs. Post-impressionismStudent Name: Dwaraka R IyengarStudent ID: 000231066Course Name: Literature, Humanities Course ID: IWT1
1Selected two periodsThe two periods that has been selected for the study are impressionism and the post-impressionism. A1 – Earlier Historical Art PeriodThe period of the impressionism lies between the years 1870 and 1890. The depicting the various patterns of light can be found in abundance in this period. The individuals who were oriented towards the impressionism during this period clearly violated what the academic painting reflected. The use of free brush movements and colors was observed. Use of small and thin brushstrokes was the norm in impressionism. This was a traditional break in the way European painting worked. The orientation towards the scientific research also came into existence in this period. The painters in this period focused on covering the daily happenings around the world (Nochin, 1966). Their paintings also reflected the feelings of the painters. Some of the well-known painters from this period are Claude Monet, Mary Cassat, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and others. During this period, the social condition of the France was during the huge changes. The impressionist painting reflected the reaction to the sanctions made by the government on the paintings in the name of academic changes. A2 - Later Historical Art PeriodThe post-impressionism is also referred to as the period of French art. The development of this period was early 20th century. The arts developed in the post-impressionist period can be witnessed to be highly influenced by the arts from the artists of the impressionist period. The focus on the painters during this period was behind capturing the emotions of the masses. Thestyle of the painting was more of free style which was similar to that of the impressionists painting, however, the thing that evolved was the expression of emotion in the painting.
2Some of the well-known painters from this period were Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, and others. The inclusions of geometric shapes were also observed in the paintings of this period. The people in the post-impressionist were experiencing political and economic oppression that clearly reflected in the paintings during this period.A3 – Relationship between the two periodsThere are numerous relationships between these two periods and in variety of ways and the reason behind such relationship is the closeness in the periods, time and location. The later period has been seen to be impacted by the earlier period and, therefore, the presence of similarity can be an obvious understanding. On the other hand, there are some differences also in these two periods. They have been described below. A3a - Stylistic differencesIn the previous period, there was presence of freedom of expression. The presence of freedomof expression was what induced little to no emotional inputs in the paintings in the previous period. However, the later period observed numerous instances of emotional inputs in the paintings made by the painters. The lack of freedom of expression in the physical world due to various forms of oppression, reflected in the paintings during the later period. The emotions shown in the painting reflected the emotion of the masses. Example: On one hand where the paintings of Paul Cezanne reflected intellectual and cerebral orientation, on the other hand the paintings of Van Gogh and Paul Gaugin reflected spiritualism and romanticism that amply reflects the emotions. A3a- Stylistic similarities
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