Impressionism. A Break From Tradition. Setting the Stage:. Paris, France c. 1870-1890 CE The French Royal Academy of Art dominated the field of art. This group preserved the Academic styles of art. Academic Art: Images of historical subjects, religious scenes, and portraits were valued
A Break From Tradition
The Death of Socrates
Venus of Urbino
“Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape.”
Claude Monet Impression: Sunrise
The first “true” Impressionist painting; how the group got their name!
After being refused for several years from the Salon, Manet and other rejected artists participated in a separate show called:
The Salon of the Refused in 1863
Most people came to the show to laugh and ridicule the artwork, but they kept on painting.
The Impressionists had 8 independent art shows in the following years.
They set the wheel in motion for all of Modern Art that was yet to come!
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec