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Neo-Impressionism

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Source: Oxford University Press

Term applied to an avant-garde, European art movement that flourished from 1886 to 1906. The term Neo-Impressionism was coined by the art critic Félix Fénéon in a review, ‘Les Impressionistes’ (in La Vogue; Paris, 1886), of the eighth and last Impressionist exhibition. Camille Pissarro had convinced his Impressionist colleagues to allow paintings by himself, his son Lucien Pissaro, Paul Signac and Georges Seurat to be shown together in a single room, asserting a shared vision and inviting comparison. Fénéon considered Albert Dubois to be one of the ‘new Impressionists’; the group soon included Charles Angrand, Louis Hayet, Henri Edmond Cross, Léo Gausson, Hippolyte Petitjean and Maximilien Luce.

Jane Block
From Grove Art Online

© 2009 Oxford University Press

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