This lessons covers the difference between impressionism and expressionism. Post-impressionism is represented through artworks by Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cèzanne, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Expressionism is represented through artworks by Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Vassily Kandinsky.

Adapting Materials

For ease of adapting the materials, editable files are provided. Under additional files, you can download the presentation in PowerPoint and the reading list and sketchbook assignment in Word.


This Art Appreciation OER was adapted from existing resources by Marie Porterfield Barry for the Fall 2019 semester as part of East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.