Face to Face
Acrylic painting on canvas
Face to Face is an acrylic painting on canvas.
Impressionistic portrait in which I reduced the original expression to the recognizable essence.
The final objective of the artwork is to capture the personality over the shape, so I used a warm color palette, classic representation of the sun, fire and volcanoes and earthy tones to accentuate its drama.
Post-Impressionism is a predominantly French art movement that developed roughly between 1886 and 1905; from the last Impressionist exhibition to the birth of Fauvism.
Post-Impressionism emerged as a reaction against Impressionists’ concern for the naturalistic depiction of light and color.
Due to its broad emphasis on abstract qualities or symbolic content, Post-Impressionism encompasses Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism, Cloisonnism, Pont-Aven School, and Synthetism, along with some later Impressionists’ work. The movement was led by Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat.
The term Post-Impressionism was coined by the British artist and art critic Roger Fry in 1910 to describe the development of French art since Manet. Fry used the term when he organized the 1910 exhibition, Manet and the Post-Impressionists.
Post-Impressionists extended Impressionism while rejecting its limitations: they continued using vivid colors, often thick application of paint, and real-life subject matter, but were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms, distort form for expressive effect, and use unnatural or arbitrary color.