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Impressionism (1865-1885). Characteristics Captured fleeting effects of natural light. Chief Artists Monet Manet Renoir Pissarro Cassatt Morisot Degas. Impressionism. Art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists Capturing fleeting effects of natural light

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impressionism 1865 1885
Impressionism (1865-1885)
  • Characteristics
  • Captured fleeting effects of natural light
  • Chief Artists
  • Monet
  • Manet
  • Renoir
  • Pissarro
  • Cassatt
  • Morisot
  • Degas
  • Art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists
  • Capturing fleeting effects of natural light
  • Small, thin, yet visible brush strokes,
  • They portrayed overall visual effects instead of details
  • Not blended smoothly or shaded
  • Used vivid colors
  • Oscar-Claude Monet
  • Founder of French Impressionist painting
  • Documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons

Stacks of Wheat,

End of Summer

Stacks of Wheat,

Snow Effect

Stacks of Wheat,

Sun in the Mist

  • Oscar-Claude Monet
  • Lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property, and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best known works
  • ÉdouardManet
  • Pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism
  • His paintings mark the beginning of modern art
  • Common paintings: life, café scenes, war, social activities
  • The painting's juxtaposition of fully dressed men and a nude woman was controversial

The Absinthe Drinker

-Rejected at the Paris Salon

  • ÉdouardManet
  • Cafe scenes are observations of social life in 19th-century Paris. People are depicted drinking beer, listening to music, flirting, reading, or waiting
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style
  • As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality
  • Paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated colour, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions
  • The female nude was one of his primary subjects

Two Sisters

Girl with a Hoop



Luncheon of the Boating Party

  • Camille Pissarro
  • His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Pissarro is the only artist to have shown his work at all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Berthe Morisot married Manet's younger brother(also a painter)
  • The marriage provided her with social and financial stability while she continued to pursue her painting career. Able to dedicate herself wholly to her craft
  • Eiderange of subjects—from landscapes and still lives to domestic scenes and portraits
  • Edgar Degas
  • He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers
  • Masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his renditions of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes
impressionism quiz
Impressionism QUIZ
  • What are the characteristics of impressionism?
  • What are the dates associated with impressionism?
  • Who are the chief artists of impressionism?
  • Where did this art movement originate?
  • Describe the painting technique used in impressionism.
  • In what setting did most impressionist artists paint (inside, outside)?
  • Why did Claude Monet paint the same picture several times and how were they different?
  • What objects were the main subjects of Monet’s best work?
  • How was Manet’s art treated at the Paris Salon?
  • What type of paintings did Renoir normally paint?
  • Pissaro’s artwork appeared where?
  • Cassatt is best known for painting what type of pictures?
  • Why was Morisot able to devote so much time to painting?
  • What subjects did Degas mostly paint?