I have seen Impressionistic works in books, online and on television before but they never really appealed to me. I like the form and style of the Italian Renaissance with work such as the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo. Cezanne is a Post-Impressionist I most identified with because he liked form unlike Impressionists. He used color as lines such as in Bather (1885-1887). I am not sure where he painted the Bather but I think it was at his home in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This piece has a sense of depth because he painted darker lines for the form of the person and then went back to rework the outside of these lines to give the man a silhouetted look.
I prefer a piece of work that has a story attached to it such as Peter Paul Ruben’s The Head of Medusa (1618) which invokes intrigue and further study. Impressionist’s attempts at capturing an insignificant moment in time with no meaning do not work for me. Post-Impressionists’ attempts at finding meaning is better but I still prefer the Baroque and Italian Renaissance art.