Post·​im·​pres·​sion·​ism | \ ˌpōst-im-ˈpre-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Postimpressionism (audio) \

Definition of Postimpressionism

: a theory or practice of art originating in France in the last quarter of the 19th century that in revolt against impressionism stresses variously volume, picture structure, or expressionism

Other Words from Postimpressionism

Postimpressionist \ ˌpōst-​im-​ˈpre-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce Postimpressionist (audio) \ adjective or noun
Postimpressionistic \ ˌpōst-​im-​ˌpre-​shə-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce Postimpressionistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Postimpressionism

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Postimpressionism

French postimpressionisme, from post- + impressionisme impressionism

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