Modern Art: From Impressionism to ExpressionismRuss McNeil • Impressionism • Post-impressionism • Fauvism • Pointillism • Art Nouveau • Symbolism • Group of Seven • Expressionism • Surrealism Malaspina Great Books
Impressionism An attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour.
Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) The Death of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta
Adolphe-William Bouguereau(1825-1905) The Knitting Girl
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Madame Charpentier and Her Children
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) The Chestnut Trees at Osny [note: Impressionist “martyr”]
Alfred Sisley(1839-1899)Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)In a Park Note: Manet Influence
Frederic Bazille (1841-1870) Bazille's Studio; 9 rue de la Condamine
Edouard Manet (1832-1833) Luncheon on the Grass
Post-impressionism Post-Impressionism is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of artists who were influenced by Impressionism but took their art in different directions.
Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Mont-St-Victoire (1885)
Paul Gauguin(1848-1903) Spirit of the Dead Watching
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec(1864-1901) In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins
Fauvism Short lived movement but one that marked the advent of Modernism. The style of painting, using non-naturalistic colors, was one of the first avant-garde developments in European art.
Pointillism Form of painting in which the use of tiny primary-color dots is used to generate secondary colors
Art Nouveau Art Nouveau is an elegant decorative art style characterized by intricately detailed patterns of curving lines.
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Symbolism Late 19th c. movement that influenced many modern trends.
Odilon Redon (1840-1916) Smiling Spider
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898 )
Group of Seven Group of Seven artists were strongly influenced by Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Art Nouveau and Symbolism - creating bold, vividly-colored canvases, and instilling elements of the landscape with symbolic meaning.
J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) Oaks, October Morning
Frank Johnston (1888–1949)Camp Borden(1919)
Lawren Harris (1885-1970)Afternoon Sun, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1924
Expressionism Expressionism is a style of art in which the intention is not to reproduce a subject accurately, but instead to portray it in such a way as to express the inner state of the artist.