Impressionists Yollande Gottlieb Walt Disney Magnet School
Claude MonetThe Port at Argenteuil How many people do you see? What are they doing? What do you see on the left side of the painting? What do you see on the right side of the painting? What sort of boats are they? Describe the weather? What season is it? What time of day is it?
Edgar DegasThe Ballet Scene From Meyerbeer’s Opera • Where does the scene take place? • Where are you, the viewer, located in relation to the painting? • What musical instruments do you see? • What are the people on stage doing? • What colors do you see in the painting? • What shapes are repeated in this painting?
Paul CezanneStill Life With Pears • What is a still life? • What circular shapes do you see? • Where do you see triangles, straight lines, curvy lines? • What shapes did he choose to repeat? • Do some objects have similar colors?
Vincent Van GoghSelf-Portrait with a Straw • What kind of brush strokes does the artist use? • What primary colors does he use? • What is the focal point of the painting? • Which way the brush strokes are used? How does the artist show shadows
Gustave CaillebotteThe Bridge of Europe • What shapes are repeated? • What does the artist include to tell you the picture is in the city rather than the country? • What kind of clothing are the people on the bridge wearing? • What colors do you see in the sky? • Why did the artist add steam from a train engine next to the clouds?