Post Impressionist art originated in France during the late 1880’s with a group of mainly French artists who wanted to break away from the existing Impressionist style. Their desire was to inject emotion into their paintings rather than the simple optical impressions used by the Impressionists since Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise 1874 oil painting.
Post-impressionism artworks were first defined to particularly describe the work of the artist Paul Cezanne and his series of landscape paintings, of which Mont Sainte-Victoire c1902 and Mont Sainte Victoire 1890 are the most well-known.
Famous Post-Impressionist artists Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne had previously been members of the Impressionist Art Movement who in turn influenced other contemporary artists Pierre Bonnard (formerly a member of the Nabis Movement) and Vincent Van Gogh whose post-impressionist paintings have since become some of the most famous paintings of all time.
Henri Matisse was heavily influenced by the work of Vincent Van Gogh and his oil paintings Gold Fish 1911 and Open Window Collioure 1905 are superb examples of famous post-impressionist art. However, Purple Robe and Anemones 1937 is one of our most frequently requested art reproductions on canvas.
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night 1889 oil on canvas and The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum which was painted a year earlier, are held by the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France, and have a place at the top of our list of most famous paintings of all time.
Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom Branches 1890 can be purchased in colors which differ from the original and our Van Gogh Almond Blossom canvas is offered for sale in Lilac and Neutral painting reproductions.
Further Post-impressionism examples by Vincent van Gogh are seen in his Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers and Wheat Field with Cypresses.
Post-impressionist paintings by Paul Gauguin often include his favorite color of red. Gauguin’s La Orana Maria (Hail Mary) 1891 was his first major Tahiti painting and Parau (What’s News) which was painted in the following year. Still Life with Three Puppies 1888 sets itself apart from Gauguin’s usual subject matter but it has become one of our most popular oil paintings.
Cezanne Post-Impressionist Still Life Paintings include Pyramid of Skulls 1901 held in a private collection, and The Basket of Apples 1895, held by the Art Institute of Chicago.
Favorite Pierre Bonnard still life post-impressionist oil paintings are Le Chat Blanc 1894, held by the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, The Red Checkered Tablecloth 1910, Siesta 1900 and The Open Window 1921.
Edvard Munch was an artist of many genres but two of his oil paintings in particular provide evidence of his involvement with post-impressionist painting techniques. The first is The Kiss by the Window 1892 and the second is The Dance of Life 1899.
Are you looking for an art reproduction on canvas which offers a strength and presence to your space? We recommend a visit to our large catalogue of Post-Impressionist famous artist’s oil paintings for sale.