Impressionist painting grew out of artists’ discontent with the strict standards of the French Academy of Fine Arts. These artists wanted the freedom to paint what they see and felt while painting. Claude Monet and Edgar Degas were just two of the many artists who transitioned into impressionism. Although Monet and Degas painting styles were markedly different, they both showed artistic freedom in their work. The impressionist movement in the arts brought fresh ideas, subjects, and techniques into 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.
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.
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.
Post Impressionism Essays 1. Post impressionism is a term that is used to describe a group of late-19th century and early-20th century artists whose work helped art transition into a new era. These artist defied the naturalism of the Impressionist to explore color, line, and form. This rebellion led to the development of Expressionism. Generally, the approaches were so varied that it is difficult just to focus on one artist and their technique.
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.
Victorian Painting Victorian painting was made up of several schools including the Romantics, the Realists and the Pre-Raphaelites. Recurring topics included fallen women, fairies, family scenes, historical scenes, landscapes and portraits (Sporre 509-511; Victorian Web). Romantic painters focused on escaping the rules of classical composition and opening up painting to imagination and individual drama. It was not meant to be objective. The Romantics also discovered the power and importance of color as opposed to shape and form (Sporre 489-90).
This man,... ... middle of paper ... ...this, Renoir was a dedicated portrait and figure artist. In the early 1870’s many of his paintings were cast-off by the Salon. Because of this, Renoir joined Monet in forming the Impressionist movement. Bibliography “Impressionism.” Merriam-Webster. http://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/impressionism, January 20, 2012.
Of all the Impressionist artists, it is Pierre Auguste Renoir who is most interested in painting humans and studying the portrayal of human emotions. Renoir’s technique of broken brush strokes was combined with brash colours to portray the light and movement of the subject. He was greatly inspired to paint figures, particularly of women. Renoir succeeded in assembling several figures in one frame and his compositions were complex and demanded several revisions. In the 1880s Pierre-Auguste Renoir sought to move his art beyond Impressionism and to forge a link between modern art and the classical tradition of French painting from the Renaissance period.
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.