Impressionism Movement

1155 Words5 Pages
The impressionism movement occurred in both art and poetry. During this time people branched out from the original styles and ways. They strived to find different ways to presents their ideas. Art and poetry were the two most popular subjects of interest. Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol: Madame Monet and her son, and William Butler Yeats’s “The Wild Swan at Coole” both captured aspects that were seen important during the Impressionism Age. “Impressionism” is a word that is mostly used within the artist community when referring to the artist movement. The first time the term impressionism was used was when a writer was talking about Claude Monet’s painting Impression: Sunrise. Technically however, the term was first officially used in 1877. The artists involved in this movement were called impressionists because of their simplified works. These artists were part of a group where artists shared their similar styles and techniques. This all happened between 1867 and 1886. Some of the more well-known and important artists were Monet, Renoir, Pisarro, Sisley, and Morisot. Monet and Renoir both panted scenes of La Grenouillere (restaurant and bathing place on a small branch of the Seine at Croissy). Their work helped define the beginning of this new period of art. The Lederer 2 Impressionist Movement grew rapidly and because widespread because these artists wanted a new technique, a new style, and paintings with more unique and different subjects. The Academy of Beaux Arts had to approve the well-known piece of the time in order for them to be ‘valid’. The type of paintings that were most commonly approved included a major scale of tones for forming a variety of different shapes. They also had blacks and browns... ... middle of paper ... ...n and in their love. William Butler Yeats originally used a formal style of writing, but he changed during the Impressionism Movement to a more metaphysical style. He was searching for a new style and a new goal for his life. Just as change was revealed through art (Monet), William Yeats changed how he wrote in his poetry. Movement and light were important in both art and poetry. The Impressionist Age was a movement in which all types of people were affected. People like Claude Monet and William Butler Yeats made a difference in their own lives, the lives of others, and in history by redefining their areas of art. The old ways and popular styles of the time were challenged and eventually changed by the studies of the people who expressed their thoughts through the unique use of their talents. The people of the impressionism movement brought about change.
Open Document