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  1. Impressionism

  2. Have you seen these paintings?

  3. Or these?

  4. They are from the “Impressionist” Era. • Originated in France in 1870’s • Characterized by small brush strokes • Reproduced artists’ visual “impression”

  5. Major “Impressionistic” Artists • Monet • Degas • Renoir • Pissarro • Cassatt

  6. Monet was the leader of the group. • Painted still lifes in different lighting • Had a manservant clean the lily pads of soot in the mornings • Painted many times the same subject or view

  7. Monet painted… Water lilies…

  8. hut-shaped haystacks…

  9. Rouen Cathedral

  10. Mary Cassatt was an impressionist. • She was an American. • She painted mothers and children. • She had no children of her own. • She was friends with Degas, who also is an impressionist.

  11. Mary Cassatt painted… Children on the Beach

  12. naturalistic poses…

  13. mothers and children…

  14. Edgar Degas • Considered the master of drawing the human figure in motion • Known for paintings of ballerinas • Drew scenes of horse races and race tracks

  15. Degas is famous for… Dancers

  16. Horses

  17. Cotton Exchange at New Orleans

  18. Impressionism • Each work is based on immediate visual impression of a scene. • Each work is study of light and atmosphere and • play of reflections and color.