Born on November 14th 1840 in Paris, Claude Monet is mostly known as the French impressionist painter whose painting "Impression, Sunrise" (1873) started an entire art movement called Impressionism that focused more on the form, light, and color rather than realism. A brilliant artist, yet he was plagued with spells of depression and self-doubt. In 1873, after years of being financially in-trouble, one of Monet’s paintings titled "Impression, Sunrise" which depicted the city of ...
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...to find, on their own, the right note. And they have succeeded.” Here, it can be seen that Ajalbert was praising the Impresionists artists for embracing their individuality and abandoning conventional methods.
An artist named Odilon Redon did not support the Impressionist movement because he stated “I refused to board the Impressionist ship because I found the ceiling too low. . . . Real parasites of the object, [the Impressionists] cultivated art solely on the visual field, and in a way closed it off from what goes beyond that and what can give the humblest sketches, even the shadows, the light of spirituality. I mean a kind of emanation that takes hold of our spirit and escapes all analysis” in his book To Myself: Notes on Life, Art and Artists in 1986. Redon did not agree with the techniques of Impressionism because he felt it did not encompass all that was art.
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