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Post Impressionism was a largely French art movement that emerged as a reaction to the Impressionist’s focus on natural depiction of light and color. In contrast, post impressionists place a broad emphasis on symbolic content and abstract qualities. The term was coined in 1906 by an English art critic and painter named Roger Fry, but the movement lasted from about 1886 to 1905. Post Impressionism does not exclusively reject traditional impressionism, they continued to use a number of impressionistic techniques, however tended to emphasize geometric forms and color, or distort them for expressive effect.

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