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Impressionism. Visual Art. Impressionism. Shows the effects of light and atmospheric conditions Spontaneously captures a moment of time Expresses reality in different ways. Impressionist Background. Photography challenges This divergence away from photographic realism

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Impressionism

Impressionism

Visual Art


Impressionism1
Impressionism

  • Shows the effects of light and atmospheric conditions

  • Spontaneously captures a moment of time

  • Expresses reality in different ways


Impressionist background
Impressionist Background

  • Photography challenges

  • This divergence away from photographic realism

  • Many Impressionists painted pleasant scenes of middle class urban life, extolling the leisure time that the industrial revolution had won for middle class society.


New style
New Style

  • Paris painters work together and show together

    • Claude Monet,

    • August Renoir,

    • Edgar Degas,

    • Berthe Morisot,

    • Mary Cassatt

  • They became known as Impressionists because a newspaper critic thought they were painting mere sketches or impressions.


Impressionism how to
Impressionism “How-To”

  • Paint in “comma” strokes

  • Sketch, don’t polish

  • Don’t mix colors

  • Use intense colors & let the viewer's eye mix the colors.


Claude monet
Claude Monet

  • “Father of Impressionism”

  • Used light colors and “painterly” brush strokes

  • Painted the same landscape many times from different views

  • Painted water lilies and other flowers in his garden

  • Painted hut-shaped hay stacks Rouen Cathedral at many different times of day to show the effects of light on the subject.




Mary cassatt
Mary Cassatt

  • American

  • Painted mothers, children, boats

  • Leisure activity focus



Rodin
Rodin

  • Used textured surfaces that reflected the light;

  • Made The Thinker, bronze statue from a mold.

    • Two statues were cast from the same mold; one is at the University of Louisville.


Degas
Degas

  • Focused on dancers and the play of light

    The Dancing Class


Auguste renoir
Auguste Renoir

  • Focused on feminine sensuality, beauty

  • La Ioge

  • The Theater Box


Suerat sunday afternoon at la grande gette
Suerat– Sunday Afternoon at La Grande Gette



Post impressionism defined
Post-Impressionism, Defined

  • Not objective reality, but subjective

  • Emotional response to objects and events through:

    • Distortion

    • Exaggeration

    • Primitivism

    • Fantasy.


Gauguin tahitian women on the beach
Gauguin– Tahitian Women on the Beach



Vincent van gogh
Vincent Van Gogh

  • used bold strokes

  • used vivid color

  • painted scenes from nature

  • used the play of light over the face

  • captured the “barest essentials”




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