The Great Artists: The Post-Impressionists
The Great Artists: The Post-Impressionists is a documentary series that chronicles the lives, times and works of some of the great Post-Impressionist painters - Paul Cezanne, Henri Rousseau, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The series consists of seven episodes, each of which highlights important events in each artist's life, explores their stylistic trademarks and provides detailed explanations of their techniques. The series also features the events which inspired the artists to create their work, providing a better understanding of the creative process.
Episode 1 - Paul Cezanne
Paul Cezanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cezanne's influence on artists of the twentieth century was so great that many refer to him as the "father of modern painting."
Episode 2 - Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.
Episode 3 - Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of colors and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism.
Episode 4 - Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.
Episode 5 - Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt's primary subject was the female body.
Episode 6 - Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.
Episode 7 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times.
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