Postimpressionism

noun
Post·​im·​pres·​sion·​ism | \ ˌpōst-im-ˈpre-shə-ˌni-zəm \

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 \ adjective or noun
Postimpressionistic \ ˌpōst-​im-​ˌpre-​shə-​ˈni-​stik \ 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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