Luminism (Impressionism)


Luminism (Impressionism)

Luminism is a late-impressionist or neo-impressionist style in painting which devotes great attention to light effects.

The term has been used for the style of the Belgian painter Emile Claus and his followers (Jenny Montigny, Anna De Weert, Georges Morren, Gustave De Smet, Frits Van den Berghe, Constant Permeke, and Yvonne Serruys), as well as for the early pointillist work of the Dutch painters Jan Toorop, Jan Sluijters and Piet Mondriaan.

Both styles have little in common. Emile Claus's work is still close to that of the great French impressionists, especially Claude Monet, whereas Dutch luminism, characterized by the use of large color patches, is closer to fauvism.


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