Impressionism

Impressionism - The momentary image that the painter tries...

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2/28/2011 1 ART HISTORY 173 March 1, 2011 Impressionism: Capturing the Moment Impressionism The desire to capture truthful glimpses of modern life by conveying the illusiveness and impermanence of images, events and conditions. Major Traits: • Views of the everyday life of the bourgeoisie • Studies the effects of light, color and atmospheric conditions on a setting • A loose, sketchy, “unfinished” look • Usually optimistic worldview Major Influences: • The Barbizon School of Painting • Photography Japonisme
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2/28/2011 2 Édouard Manet, Olympia, 1863 Charles-François Daubigny, Les Iles Vierges a Bezons, c. 1848
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2/28/2011 3 Kitagawa Utamaro, Girl at Her Toilet with Two Attendants, 1791-92 Japonisme Ando Hiroshige, Shinagawa Susaki, 1857 Claude Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1872
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2/28/2011 4 To Capture “the Fleeting Moment”
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Unformatted text preview: The momentary image that the painter tries to capture in his work before the conditions and situation of the subject change. En Plein Air French: outdoors To paint outside to correctly render the conditions of light, shade & atmosphere on a object. John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of the Wood, 1885 Claude Monet Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (in Sun) 1894 2/28/2011 5 James McNeill Whistler Nocturne in Black & Gold (The Falling Rocket) c. 1875 Edgar Degas, The Rehearsal on Stage , c. 1874 2/28/2011 6 Camille Pissarro, La Place du Thtre Franais , 1898 To Capture the Impression of Modernity Gustave Caillebotte, Paris: A Rainy Day , 1877 2/28/2011 7 Edgar Degas Absinthe 1876 Berthe Morisot, Villa at the Seaside , 1874 2/28/2011 8 Mary Cassatt The Bath 1891-92...
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