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He and his followers created a style variously called Chromoluminarism, Pointillism, or Divisionism, but usually known as Neo- Impressionism. art. " He emphasized vertical and horizontal elements to give his motifs stability and used rhythmic seguences of layered diagonal Cezanne and Seurat represent another aspect of PostThey accepted the Impressionist use of patches of broken color and a relatively saturated palette but felt that strong composition and structural order had been of composition.

Jan van Eyck, for example, in his drawing Cardinal Niccold Albergati (fig. 4), attains a degree of unvarnished factual verisimilitude not seen in Western art jects, Roman since antiquity. Whether one looks on Van Eyck and contempo- his raries as the last artists of the Gothic era or the first of the Northern Renaissance etrating observation is largely unimportant. and painstaking skill in By dint of pen- both draftsman- and painting, they reestablished the methods and the of, to describe, and ship standards with which to take the measure to interpret the apparent reality of their own mid-fifteenth- century world.

In the 1860s the Impressionists Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Camille Pissarro, Frederic Bazille, Berthe Morisot, Pierre- Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley formed the first of the many groups in the history of the modernist movement. They explored the formal elements of color, tone, and texture, and their sensuous surfaces and overall compositions enhanced not the realism of their scenes but rather the reality of their paintings and drawings — They did not preach his innovation. and such exotics as acrobats, and even their fellow artists.

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