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.
However, Monet varied his work much more than Degas did. The evolution of Monet’s artistic style was extreme. Although both artists are of the Impressionist Movement, Degas and Monet started on very contrary bases in their approach to their production of painting and such. However, Monet influenced Degas into adapting his art to fit it into the Impressionist stereotype. Degas’ influence over Monet was minimal to non-existent putting aside his decision to add other colours to his palette.
Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was famous for his unique movements and styles of art. He was best known as a Fauve painter, and was a large part of the modern art movement. He contributed to modern art, by keeping up with the artistic movements and trends, but also held on to the classical artistic styles of the past. While his work continued some of the stylitsic qualities of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, he was interested and involved, mostly, in Fauvism. He, like many other artists of this movement, emphasized strong colors over realistic and basic colors, found in Impressionism.
We tend to think of the history in terms of a few individual geniuses, acting as teachers for a number of small subsequent groups of artists, but the Impressionists were entirely different. They chose to develop their craft as equals, painting and learning from one another in small groups. One of the legacies of Impressionism is to leave the viewer with a profound sense of life captured on the canvas, through motion, light and colour. De Santis 6 And also life lived by these remarkable artists, always seeking to experience and to learn, to better capture on the canvas the reality before their eyes. When you look at the history of Impressionism, it makes you realize how tastes change, and an art that we, today, can easily enjoy and appreciate, could seem crude and controversial and undisciplined to its first viewers.
Imagination is one of the most prominent themes in the Romantic Movement as artists began to direct their attention towards subjects other than the rigid definitions of genres within the academic world of painting, and also to the simplicity of the Medieval artists. Instead, artists turned to literature (especially poetry), political and historical events as well as individual and imaginative styles of depicting this subject matter. This essay will aim to highlight and describe the manifestation of these themes, within this period, through the observation of the artist's work that is linked to the Movement. The artists of the Romantic Movement, as suggested, no longer wanted to be constrained to the proscribed theories and practices of the Academies; who thought that everything that needed to be learned could be done so by observing the Roman Masters, and wished to create their own imaginative responses equalizing them with the authors and poets of the Romantic Literary Movement. One form of imaginative response, which manifested in this change of thinking about the visual arts, was the way in which many of these artists looked towards literature for inspiration; in effect creating paintings that depicted a new manner of pictorial narrating.
George Seurat left the École des Beaux-Art and began to work on his own; he began to visit impressionist exhibitions, where he gained inspiration from the impressionist painters, such as Claude Monet. Seurat also was interested in the science of art; he explored perception, color theory and the psychological effect of line and form. Seurat experimented with all the ideas he had gained, he felt the need to go beyond the impressionist style, he started to focus on the permanence of paintin... ... middle of paper ... ...eurat was trying to express to viewer. I have always had a fondness for this particular piece due to seeing it in one of my favorite movie when I was a child; I remember the first time I went to see it, I couldn’t believe how it looked in person. I do believe that the reference of pop culture had made this piece an icon in the art scene, just like the Mona Lisa or American Gothic, if none of these painting were reference in today’s pop culture, we wouldn’t appreciate them as much as we do.
Environment and the surroundings can influence both the artists and model and the expressions they paint into the painting. The background of each artist can affect the way they paint and what they choose to paint. I chose to study major artists that influenced significantly the history of art like Rembrandt and Gustave Courbet, and more modern artists that were influenced in later stage like Daniel Barkley and JKB Fletcher. My theme in my A-Level project was the disguise people use to hide their emotions and characteristics. We live in a world where people want to hide their emotions so they won’t be vulnerable to their surrounding environment.
Courbet was an individualist himself. His paintings focused on the harshness in life, and by doing this he challenged the ideas of existing academic art. The ideas of individualism transitioned through romanticism and became even more prominent during the realism art period. “The key to Romanticism according to Baudelaire, was not the subject matter or even truth itself, but feeling that you should listen to that inner voice, and that alone would give art it’s merit” (Educational Broadcasting Corporation [DVD], 1989, 49:07). The inner voice that Baudelaire mentions is one of the main themes of romanticism;... ... middle of paper ... ...vidual means that you are free, and it means that you have liberty, it also means that the ordinary is extraordinary.
This kind of art reveals the feeling of the artist that he would only put it in painting through the elements in that artist and the work are one. That is what makes it moving, you feel the artist through the work, like he just finished painting it yesterday. Art painting is most definitely subjective, connecting with the piece most often than not as in deeply personal matter; however, personal reactions do not make anything better or anything worse. Throughout the decade there have been plenty of pieces of art that are shocking, appalling, and creating a quite negative reaction, yet they are great works of Art painting. Moreover, there are pieces of painting that are quite ... ... middle of paper ... ...le, adjacent colors on the color wheel are similar shapes.
Considering the fact that I am severely directionally challenged, this saved me copious amounts of time (I spend more time trying to figure out where I am in the museum than I do actually enjoying the artwork). With a couple of paintings in mind, I ventured to the museum in search of these Romantic pieces. The most compelling piece I saw was The Natchez by Eugène Delacroix. Eugène Delacroix was a French painter who focused on the values of Romanticism: self-realization through the act of embracing emotions and contemplating nature. The contribution of his compelling works greatly influenced the Ro... ... middle of paper ... ...ion on her face as she gazes at her newborn son.