A Comparison Of Claude Monet's Impressionism?

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Claude Monet is often accredited as the leading member of the Impressionist movement. His work in Impression, Sunrise is the painting that gave birth to the movement. Here we can perceive Monet’s use of a limited palette: muddy blues and gray establish a somewhat somber mood – contrasted by a bright orange, representing the sun at dusk. Seizing the viewer’s attention is a figure in a boat, an effect the artist has achieved by painting the background boats a lighter, blurrier gray. Not only is this technique executed in this painting, but on a vast majority of Monet’s work. However, Monet’s Water Lilies series could serve as a counterclaim to such statement, as they fail so focus on a single subject, instead blurring everything on the canvas. Edgar Degas exceeds beyond Bardo’s definition of Impressionism. Though his seamless use of perspective and focus on subjects appear a good fit to the Impressionist movement, Degas referred to himself as a Realist or Independent artist. Indeed, he did share a preference for depicting the middle class – emphasizing figures, lights, and shadows – rejecting the Impressionist color theory. …show more content…

In their most famous paintings – The Scream and Starry Night respectively – bold strokes are clear. Munch’s use of vivid reds and blues—alongside pair mysterious dark figures who appear to get closer to the viewer – deepens the alarming scream of his main character. In Starry Night, Van Gogh depicts a mesmerizing night sky. Intense yellows and blues fill the sky with swirling motions, making the painting feel alive, as if moving. This expresses the artist’s admiration of the sky in a dream-like manner. However, work on Bulb Fields, and his extensive collection watercolors are more subdued in nature – expressive strokes are lost, and earthy, dull colors

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how monet's impression, sunrise is the painting that gave birth to the impressionist movement.
  • Analyzes how bardo describes expressionism as a movement that "aimed at heightened emotional effects", with edvard munch and vincent van gogh being exceptional examples.
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