Louis' reign brought large economic gain and severe economic recession. He was the first king to embrace mercantilism in his country as the form of economy. Unfortunately, Louis was a devout Catholic, and ruined his economy with one move. He revoked the Edict of Nantes, the document that said that Huguenots could worship Protestantism in peace. This infuriated the Huguenots, and they left with their skills.
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.
Postimpressionists conveyed their personal responses to the world around them through the use of strong, unnatural colors and exaggeration or slight distortion of forms. Postimpressionism can be said to have begun in 1886, the year that French painter Georges Seurat exhibited Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), and to have ended in 1906, the year French painter Paul Cézanne died. British art critic Roger Fry, however, coined the term postimpressionism, in 1910 when he organized an exhibition of French paintings at the Grafton Galleries in London. Fry is said to have been dissuaded from using the word expressionist to describe the work of Cézanne, Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, and others, and to have finally declared: "Oh, let's just call them post-impressionists; at any rate, they came after the impressionists." The term was firmly established when Fry held a second show of postimpressionist art at the Grafton Galleries in 1912.
The swirling sky moves the eyes of the viewer around the painting; allowing the viewer to see the emotions he is trying to portray. The contoured brushstrokes in, “The Starry Night”, are a means of expression that are used to convey the emotion in the piece. The curvy cypress tree, and the night sky are painted in a similar way to enhance the flow and fluidity of the painting. The brushstrokes create a mystery on were the strokes of color will end up next on the canvas. Vincent Van Gogh uses many techniques to develop such a beautiful and captivating scene.
Constable developed a distinctly individual style. His paintings were "executed in the open air rather than in a studio, as was customary, was an innovation in English art. Constable departed from the traditions of Dutch and English painting by discarding the usual brown under painting and achieving more luminous lighting effects through the use of broken bits of color applied with a palette knife. The Dedham Vale, The Cornfield, The Leaping Horse, and The Hay Wain are great examples of Constable's individual style and how he was a Romantic Painter. One of Constable's first important paintings was Dedham Vale of 1802 and the Dedham Vale of 1828.
In the mid 1800’s realism was developed as a style of painting to replicate the world as it was seen in a traditional artistic style. This allowed for a new style of art to be created that was based of a real moment or scene but to forget the traditional artistic laws such as distinct lines and forms. Approaching art from this impressionistic view Monet’s painted “Impression, Sunrise” bringing to life a natural scene of a hazy harbor using quick, short brush strokes and defining uses of color and natural light. Van Gough’s “Starry Night” uses similar impressionistic styles to paint a natural scene using vibrant contrasting colors, yet he embellishes the scene to create art that in not merely a landscape but a piece of self expression and shifted
While the Romantics dwelled on the beauty of the natural world, Eliot adopted the French Symbolist style to highlight the unpleasant, yet real, aspects of rapid industrialization. Eliot’s zoomorphism of the yellow smog, conflicts with the Romantics’ focus on the natural world. Scholars suggest that, through this comparison, Eliot attributes the stealth and adeptness of a cat to the city smog. Eliot evokes hopelessness through his diction of “lingering” to describe the “yellow fog” as he emphasizes how the pollution created by industrialization is hard to evict. He further dismantles optimistic views towards society by subverting traditional poetic styles to satirize the superficiality of Romanticism.
Van Gogh was greatly criticized during his lifetime and his style was never accepted during his time. But, now he is one of the most highly publicized artists of all time. With many of his painting selling for millions and millions of dollars (Rewald 230). Vincent Van Gogh along with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat, and Paul Gauguin are now seen to be the main artists of the post-impressionist period. These painters were also at the beginning of the Modernism movement (Stokstad 1025).
Another element in this painting is the use of value. The streaks of paint in the water that is... ... middle of paper ... ...ize the changing effects of light and color in nature. Today, impressionism is seen as the first movement in modern art with a huge influence on the development of art in the 20th century. Monet gave the title to the Impressionist movement by painting impression; sunrise en plein air (painting outdoors) with rapid brushstrokes to catch the atmospheric qualities of light and color and to give subjects their true value. He was not concerned about adequate details, as he desired to capture the subtle effects of changing light in nature by recreating the colors and scene in that moment.
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. Shadow also plays a large part in the make up the painting. Monet uses an even tonality of blues, lavenders, oranges and pinks to create the buildings across the water, thus showing the sunlight reflecting off the sides of them. It's quite amazing how he uses many different colors to create one large color. For instance, in the sky he uses a mixture of greens, pinks, oranges and blues to create the feeling of dusk as the sun slowly sets to the right of the picture.