The late nineteenth-century Impressionist movement focused on the changing modern world and the serenity of nature. Critic Louis Leroy gave the Impressionist movement its name after calling Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise a sketch or “impression” and not a finished painting. Impressionist artists’ loose brushwork gives an effect of spontaneity and effortlessness that masks their often carefully constructed compositions. Post-Impressionism, on the other hand, concentrates on themes of deeper symbolism. Producing works characterised by a borderline abstract aesthetic, Post- Impressionists used a simplified colour palette and sought to express emotions rather than simply creating optical impressions.
Flowers inspired the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, who depicted them with typically vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes. Here is a range of seasonal blooms by six masters, including a pot of primroses by Paul Cézanne, a pitcher of irises by Vincent van Gogh, a vase of sunflowers by Claude Monet, and a bouquet of chrysanthemums by Auguste Renoir. 3 each of 12 images, 36 cards, 38 color-lined envelopes, and 38 seals per box. 4” x 5 1/4”.
3 each of 12 images, 36 cards, 38 colour-lined envelopes, and 38 seals per box 4” x 5 1/4”