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Post-impressionism is a term applied to painting styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries — after impressionism.

Post-impressionism was both an extension of impressionism and a rejection of its limitations. Post-impressionists continued using vivid colours, thick application of paint, distinctive brushstrokes and real-life subject matter, but they aimed to portray more emotion and expression in their paintings.

Although they often exhibited together, they were not a cohesive movement. They worked in geographically distinct areas — van Gogh in Arles, Czanne in Aix-en-Provence.

Their more exaggerated forms and use of colour, structure and line paved the way for later 20th century art styles such as fauvism and cubism.

Art critic Roger Fry first used the term to describe the Les Nabis group.

Post-impressionist artists include:

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