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Unformatted text preview: Yihong Shi Enrichment paper Rowen and Water Lilies Rowen was painted by Mahonri Young in 1937. This painting shows great infuences oF Impressionism From its choice oF subject, composition, colors, and brush strokes. In comparison with Monet s painting Water Lilies, the Impressionist characteristic oF Rowen becomes more obvious. Impressionist painters always choose ordinary subject matters. Emotions are usually not attached to the painting, because the purpose oF painting is simply to refect an image according the painter s perception. Rowen was intended to capture ordinary things: a man, two horses and most importantly the scene oF the countryside. There is no emotion expressed in the painting. Monet painted the water lilies near his house, which is an even more ordinary subject. In contrast to the traditional approach oF composition, Impressionists do not emphasize the boundary between the main subject and the background. ThereFore, Impressionist paintings can better capture reality, and they oFten look like a snapshot. In Impressionist paintings can better capture reality, and they oFten look like a snapshot....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course HUM 202 taught by Professor Parry during the Fall '11 term at BYU.
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