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Post impressionismA term first used by Roger Fry and adopted by Clive Bell to describe modern art since Impressionism. The 1910 and 1912 exhibitions of French art organized by them were confusingly entitled 'Manet and the Post-Impressionists', although they included the work of Matisse, Picasso and Braque. The term is now taken to mean those artists who followed the Impressionists and to some extent rejected their ideas. They include van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat, Signac and Toulouse-Lautrec. Many were involved with the Societe des Artistes Independants established in Paris in 1884. Generally, they considered Impressionism too casual or too naturalistic, and sought a means of exploring emotion in paint.