Post·​im·​pres·​sion·​ism ˌpōst-im-ˈpre-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Postimpressionism (audio)
: 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
Postimpressionist adjective or noun
Postimpressionistic adjective

Word History


French postimpressionisme, from post- + impressionisme impressionism

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Postimpressionism was in 1910

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“Postimpressionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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