Matisse's own early style was an ordinary form of naturalism although it was also realistic, meaning that it was about everyday life. Also, he made many copies after the old masters to develop his skills. The French painters Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne and the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, whose work he studied closely beginning about 1899, first influenced Matisse's early work. Around 1904 Matisse came across the paintings of George Seurat, a French painter who had died in 1891. Seurat was a very technical painter and had developed a style of painting using lots of coloured dots.
Cole found that art came naturally to him and eventually taught himself how to observe nature and still life. He started by illustrating American trees, plants, animals, and even Native Americans. With his sketches of nature he made several different paintings including his famous “The Course of Empire”, “The wood chopper”, and “The Oxbow.” In early 1826, Thomas Cole was most famous for being the creator of the National Academy of Design. As the founder, Cole was urged by fans to paint American scenery, but Cole desired to create a landscape painting that could express moral and religious meanings. He painted and painted and then in 1836 he married and settled in Catskill, New York to Maria Bartow.
Impressionism: “a theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light.” (“Impressionism.“) During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s a revolution in art began in France. Impressionism was a drastic change from the artwork from the Renaissance and the period of Romanticism in art. It was also the beginning of modern art. Famous Impressionistic artists include – a man dubbed the leader of Impressionism – Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt, and Auguste Renoir. Impressionism can be characterized by short, quick brush strokes that when being viewed from a very close distance looks disarranged and absurd.
Millet settled down in Barbizon in 1849. has often been described as the initiator of the Impressionist movement, and indeed he did develop many of the ideas that we saw in the movement as it developed. It could be said that Lowry painted landscape in an Impressionist fashion as well, as his pictures are painted in such a way as to make the viewer aware of the message behind the picture rather than the actual picture which has been depicted using brushstrokes from a man of incredible painting skill. A painting by has been included with this essay, along with a reproduction of one of Lowry's pictures.
Within this painting, one can see the movement of his work beginning with Impressionism to Post-Impressionism, and finally with the use of his vivid pigments he impelled the birth of Fauvism. Cezanne developed a style unlike any other. From the way he used color, to the strokes of his paintbrush, and finally to the setup of each individual object within the canvas, he created exceptional works of art setting him apart from all the rest. As a result he became one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. His influence helped in the creation of a color palette for the Fauves, including Henri Matisse, and ultimately paving the way as an enormous inspiration for Pablo Picasso.
Instead, Cézanne, who began his career as an impressionist, felt that he could communicate the intensity of his personal sensation through his painted observations of nature. He repeatedly turned to traditional artistic subjects, such as landscapes, still lifes, and nude bathers. However, his r... ... middle of paper ... ...m, used more decorative shapes, stencilling, collage, and brighter colors. It was then that artists such as Picasso and Braque started to use pieces of cut-up newspaper in their paintings. An early 20th-century school of painting and sculpture in which the subject matter is portrayed by geometric forms without realistic detail, stressing abstract form at the expense of other pictorial elements largely by use of intersecting often transparent cubes and cones.
While in Paris, he met Camille Pissarro an Impressionist painter. Pissarro was able to help the young developing artist. The more mature artist was able to mentored Cezanne and over the course of their friendship they started working on projects together, wo... ... middle of paper ... ...rovence. A year after his death in 1907 his paintings were displayed in Paris in a large museum-like retrospective. This viewing affected the direction of new and upcoming artist, which elevated him to his position as one of the most significant artists of the 19th century and to the creation of Cubism.
Pablo Ruíz y Picasso, best known as Pablo Picasso, was a painter and sculptor with a list of many other occupations. He was born October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain and died April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France as a legend. “Spanish expatriate Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, as well as the co-creator of Cubism” (“Pablo Picasso Biography”). Picasso 's father was a talented painter and art teacher who began teaching him how to paint and draw as a young child. By Picasso 's early teen years his talent had exceeded his father 's.
He would work as a commercial illustrator for many popular publications including Harper’s Weekly. His most famous early work comes from his time as a war correspondent for Harper’s during the American Civil War. He was at many battles but his work focused more on the difficulties and everyday life of soldiers at war and not on the actual battles. The Civil War marked a transition in his career from commercial illustrator to painter. Following the war he would study in Paris and his work would focus on idyllic rural scenes including his work The Country School which he painted in 1871 at the age of 35.
Claude Monet was a very famous French painter who was born on November 14, 1840 and had died on December 5, 1926. He was also the second son of Claude Adolphe Monet and Justine Aubree. Claude Monet was one of the founders of a movement called the Impressionism movement with his friends named Renoir, Sisley and Bazille. “On April 1st 1851, Claude had entered the Le Havre secondary school of arts. In his early life he had not accept the traditional approach to landscape painting but copying old masters that he had been learning from his friends.