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2.14.06 - Impressionism Claude Monet and Camille Pizarro...

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Impressionism Claude Monet and Camille Pizarro Characteristics of impressionism will play a role in the next, modern era of paintings Loose brushwork and attempt to capture movement Movement toward abstraction away from the fixed specificity of objects Visual reality as opposed to actual realtiy Chiaroscuro – academic painting technique where one begins with a dark color, usually brown Impressionist moved away from dark underpainting and started with a light or dark canvas, general sense of lightness of the canvas Impressionists become interested in shadows, in particular the color of shadows The more Pizarro attempts to capture the light and the movement of light, the more the picture begins to break down Monet paints haystacks French art at this time had a sense of exhaustion The way art is going to survive is by refusing to allow itself to be made use of for anything Art for arts sake Monet likes the color, he starts to treat the canvas as a completely separate realm that color and light don’t follow the same rules
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course VIS 22 taught by Professor Kester during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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2.14.06 - Impressionism Claude Monet and Camille Pizarro...

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