The most famous representatives of the movement are Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. In fact, the work of these painters formed a basis for many new art trends. Van Gogh paved the way to Expressionism, Paul Gauguin laid the foundations of Symbolism and
Avant-garde is how modern art critics refer the general trend of new artistic directions that arose in world art at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. A very thin line separates it from the concept of “modernism”. Read more
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Post-Impressionists mostly were self-taught and poor. Only years later, their contribution to the arts was recognized and appreciated. For example, "The Card Players", a series of five paintings by Cezanne, were created in 1890−1895, when the artist desperately lacked money. The paintings differ in sizes and in number of players shown. Four canvases are stored in the museums of Europe and America, and the fifth one was bought by the Emir of Qatar from a private collection for over $250 million (unofficial price) in 2012.