Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others began as Impressionists but soon extended their explorations of the world around them to create highly personal work. With their foundations in the bright colours of Impressionism and the break from traditional representational art, the Post-Impressionists worked alone but collectively created the bridge into the expressionism of the 20th Century. Their delightful and evocative masterpieces are celebrated in this gorgeous new book.
Samuel Raybone read History at Durham University before completing an MA and PhD in the History of Art at the Courtauld Insitiute of Art. His doctoral research centred on Gustave Caillebotte in the context of late nineteenth-century class and labour politics, bringing to light his myriad labours and the complexities of his class-bound alienation. His wider research connects Impressionism, Naturalism and Post-Impressionism to the wider sphere of visual culture. Samuel teaches at the Courtauld Institute and Oxford University.