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  1. Impressionism

  2. Impressionism • The first total artistic revolution since the Renaissance Impression Sunrise- Monet

  3. Impressionism • Characterized by immediate visual sensations through color and light. • Their goal was present an “impression’ or the initial sensory perceptions recorded by an artist in a brief glimpse.

  4. Impressionism • Color was not permanent, it changed depending on the time of day, weather and season.

  5. Rouen Cathedral by Monet

  6. Impressionism • Impressionists put daubs of color side by side. • At a distance the eye fused streaks of blue and yellow making them green. • It made the color more intense

  7. River Thames by Monet

  8. Impressionism • Composition seemed nonexistent. Overloaded one side of the canvas, with figures chopped off by the picture frame.

  9. Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers by Degas

  10. Impressionism • After Impressionism art would never be the same. • By defying convention, these rebels established the artist’s right to experiment with personal style.

  11. Manet • The Father of Modern Art • Never exhibited with the Impressionists • Known for his sketchy brushwork which gave his paintings an unfinished look. • His images appeared flat and hard • Suggested form through broad, flat patches/areas of color.

  12. Berthe Morisot by Manet

  13. Berthe Morisot by Manet

  14. Monet • Dissolved for of subject into light and atmosphere. • He would haul 30 canvases to the field to record haystacks, replacing one canvas with the next as the light changed. • “In one of his Poplars the effect lasted only seven minutes, or until the sunlight left a certain leaf. Then he would take out the next canvas and work on that.

  15. Haystacks Morning by Monet

  16. Haystacks Mid-day by Monet

  17. Haystacks End of Day-Autumn by Monet

  18. Haystacks winter by Monet

  19. Monet • Known for his soft edges, sunny hues, and landscapes. • His early technique was applying small dabs of pigment next to one another. • Called Optical Mixing, these broken colors blended at distance.

  20. Woman with a Parasol by Monet

  21. Woman with a Parasol by Monet

  22. Monet • 1880’s he changed his technique: • Rather than specks of paint, he lengthened his brushstrokes into sinuous sweeps of color. • Eliminated outlines and contours until form and line almost disappeared • Hazy mist of swirling color.

  23. Water Lilies- Monet

  24. Water Lilies- Monet

  25. Renoir • Painted café society, children, flowers, and voluptuous nudes • Known for quick brushstrokes, blurred figures blended into hazy background

  26. Girl with a Watering Can- Renoir

  27. Renoir • Refused to use black. • “It is not a color”, believed black punched a hole in the canvas • Used dark blue coats of paint to create shadows • Fragmented form into glowing patches of light applied with short brushstrokes of distinct color

  28. Luncheon of the Boating Party-Renoir

  29. Degas • Pastel Portraits of human figures in stop action poses. • Known for offbeat angles with figures cropped at edge of canvas. • Asymmetrical compositions often with voids at center of canvas

  30. The Rehearsal- Degas

  31. Blue Dancers- Degas