Post-impressionism in class 6

Class 6 have been studying post-impressionist painting: a style that took inspiration from nature but also from artists’ imaginations, using colour and brush strokes in new ways.

Post-Impressionism is an exaggerated form of impressionism (post- means ‘after’) and it often focused on nature.

Here is a post-Impressionist painting by Van Gogh, painted in the French countryside. Can you see the brush stokes on the mountains and trees? What do they make you think about?

Year 6 were inspired by paintings like these to make some of their own.

Well done year 6 – they look great!

You can find out more about the four most important artists of post-impressionism on Tate Kids, here:

Why not have a go at painting your own post-impressionist artwork?

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