He is an amazing artist that uses his mind instead of a picture or visual guidance. I honestly don’t relish painting things how they are but how I see them, just like Picasso. Another one of my favorite artists is Claude Monet. He is more of an impressionist. An impressionist is an artist that creates a painting as if you would see in real life, for example a realistic painting (The Art Story Modern Art Insight.
The impressionist movement in the arts brought fresh ideas, subjects, and techniques into painting. I will discuss impressionism and how this type of painting is used in Claude Monet’s Rouen Cathedral and L’absinthe by Edgar Degas. The impressionist movement, born in France, occurred in 1874 when artists who did not follow the criteria for showing at the Salon were shut out of the exhibitions. The Académie des Beaux-Arts was founded in 1648 by Charles Lebrun (1619-90) and they decided whose work would be placed in the annual Salon. Works by the impressionist artists to be akin to a sketch or an unfinished piece of art and not suitable for exhibit.
Constable loved the view from the Stour Valley so much, that he drew from almost the same spot in several sketches and painted at least three versions in oil." Constable described the Dedham Vale as, "perhaps my best." Because Constable painted in the open air rather than in a studio, his attention to detail is almost unmatched. The way "he catches the sunlight in blobs of pure white and yellow." Maybe Constable sums it up well when he says; "I should paint my own places best - painting is but another word for feeling.
There are few hard lines in the composition that represents solid structure. The curves in conjunction with the shades of color as well as light usage give the piece a mirage-like effect. It is easy to imagine Monet's vantage point while he was painting the picture by the way the composition is set up. One can tell he was looking towards the buildings on the other side of water because it's obvious that the building are being reflected as well as the wooden poles sticking out of the water. It is quite evident that Monet is observing a sunset and that he is painting quickly to capture the full effect of light during this short period of the day with the study of light being the main focus in this work.
They wanted to capture the impression objects made on the eye. To be able to achieve this effect, many Impressionist artists moved from their small studios to the streets and the countryside, painting en plein-air. Among these impressionists, is Claude Monet and he is perhaps the most commonly known of the Impressionists. Claude Monet is known for his mastery of natural light and painted several different times of the day in an attempt to capture changing conditions of the environment. Monet tended to paint simple impressions or subtle hints of his subjects, by using very soft brushstrokes and unmixed colors to create a more natural vibrating effect, as if nature itself was alive on the canvas.
This particular painting has captivated many admirers with its pretty pastel colours, prevalent in many of Monet’s works. The yellows and pinks of the lilies are in strong contrast to the deep blues and jungle greens of the water. Monet brought the study of the transient effects of natural light to its most refined expression, through the “Waterlilies” series. Therefore tone is an important aspect of the painting. It is used with great success, giving the appearance of shade on the right hand side.
Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol: Madame Monet and Her Son and William Butler Yeats’s “The Wild Swans at Coole” both characterize important aspects of the Impressionist Age. The word “impressionism” is mostly associated with the artistic movement. The first time this term was used with reference to art was when one writer was speaking of a painting by Claude Monet, called Impression: Sunrise (1872, Musee Marmottan, Paris). The term was first officially used in 1877 (“Impressionism”). The artists of this movement were characterized as impressionists because of their simplified works (“Monet, Claude Oscar”).
The artist used different colors of pastel creating an abstract work of art. The colors used were pink, yellow, white, blue, and a few other colors. I was pleased to look at this painting because it was bright and beautiful. The design elements of the painting are different compared to most paintings because it is an abstract expressionism. Since there is not distinct lines in the painting, I believe this painting can be described as having chaotic
I see a strong figure-ground relationship between the paint splatters and the color stained background. I think the artist did this for a certain effect on the painting. The color used in this work is the most effective element. The artist uses a mix of primary and secondary colors, but no vis... ... middle of paper ... ...he paint splatters, however, seem to intentionally unbalance the rest of the canvas with its concentration at the top. This allows the eye not to focus on just one spot.
In their natural landscape subjects, they paid careful attention to the colourful expression of light and atmosphere. For them, colour was as important as composition, and this visual approach, with its appeal to emotion, gradually displaced the more studied and forma, with its appeal to reason. Impressionism grew out of and followed immediately after the Barbizon school. A distinctive feature of the work of the Impressionists was the application of paint in touches of mostly pure colour rather than blended; their pictures appeared more luminous and colourful even than the work of Delacroix, from whom they had learned the technique. To the modern eye, the accepted paintings of the salon artists of the day seem pale and dull.