At the moment of perfect ripeness in the development of French painting in the late 1800s, Impressionism burst forth like fireworks and changed art forever. Post-Impressionism laid the foundation of modernism.
Post-Impressionism brought us van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne, the giants who laid the foundation of modernism.
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Academicism, 1800s: William Bouguereau, James Tissot
Realism, 1800s: Rosa Bonheur, Gustave Courbet
Transition to Impressionism: Édouard Manet, Eva Gonzales
Impressionism, late 1800s: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt
Pointillism, late 1800s: Georges Seurat, Paul Signac
Post-Impressionism: Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne