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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
post impressionism defined
Post-Impressionism, Defined
  • Not objective reality, but subjective
  • Emotional response to objects and events through:
    • Distortion
    • Exaggeration
    • Primitivism
    • Fantasy.
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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