Degas’ influence over Monet was minimal to non-existent putting aside his decision to add other colours to his palette. Since Monet was the leader of the Impressionists, this can be expected. If extensively examined, Degas’ later works and Monet’s works can be comparable; if not approach or style then in paint and pastel application.
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.
I believed that Picasso renditions of this piece along with others to put his own style on it. He does this with a lot of paintings. He makes his own rendition of other peoples paintings but with his style. He paints the picture the way he envisions it. He rarely keeps what was in the painting and just keeps a few things and then puts his own style on it.
Experienced in European Modernism and having grown weary of the American Realism popular at the time, Abstract Expressionists sought a new form of expression that would allow the flow of their own emotion onto the canvas. They achieved this by rejecting the traditions of illusionistic painting in favor of their own individual mark. Abstract Expressionists chose to express their emotions through action, directly onto their canvases, or by explorations with color, leaving no recognizable images or figuration. Many Abstract Expressionists threw fine art methods out the window by using non-traditional painting techniques. In the painting Number 31 by Jackson Pollock, for example, put his large canvases on the floor and worked in and around them
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Cézanne did not agree with the Impressionistic trait of portraying the world through light, instead, he built up images by a generous use of colour. Cézanne would distort objects and his works would often consist of numerous viewpoints on the one canvas. Cézanne worked with and was greatly influenced by other Impressionists he associated with, including Degas, Monet, Pissarro and Renoir. It was Pissarro who guided Cézanne and convinced him to break up the colour and use shorter brush strokes when painting; among Cézanne's friends, Pissorro was the only one patient enough to teach him. Cézanne also admired Romantic painter, Eugène Delacroix, who used colour instead of lines to define objects; this inspired him to endeavour his quest for composition using colour alone.
Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his work in painting human figure in their own movement. He was often known as an impressionist, although he rejected being called that and preferred to be called a realist. In each of his paintings he would express a harmony of stability in outlines. One of his paintings is The Absinthe Drinker in 1876 as it is an oil painting on canvas. There are many impressionist painting techniques, thought one technique Degas use is a snapshot.
It is in his concepts of man versus himself, his studying of light, capturing a moment and use of large shapes to flatten space that makes Edgar Degas an impressionist. In comparison to his peers, Degas has a tight style of painting and defined, characterized, figures; yet, it is not style that defines impressionism: “Unlike realism, impressionism rarely responded to politics… impressionist painters preferred genre subjects, especially scenes of leisure activities, entertainment and landscape, and impressionism was more influenced by Japanese prints and new developments in photograph…” (Adams, 805) Laurie Schneider Adams defines the impressionist movement, being careful not to describe the use of paint and its thick application. She does this to clarify that impressionism is a concept not a style. While most impressionist do coat their canvas, style is second to the idea that the observed properties of light and color. It is in this understanding that Edgar Degas’ Ballet Dancer with Arms Crossed is an impressionistic painting.
These paintings also held different obsessions in their time. The Romantic period sought to project passion and heroics, and the Impressionist movement sought to project what was felt in the general moment the painting was created. These two works differentiate in the application of paint as well as modulation of color, but there are similarities with effects of light and limited detail. Because of the similarities found in light and detail, the painting technique used by these artists is easy to compare; however, the Romantic period's projection of passion compared to the Impressionist's movement projection of "immediate sensory perception" made them dissimilar (SNHU). The Romantic period began in the late... ... middle of paper ... ...ommon trait during the Impressionist movement, which Turner had done in the Romantic period.