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Impressionism Commitment to represent modern life Make a break from traditional art, avant garde Make it expressive, markings of how it was made Painted.

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1 Impressionism Commitment to represent modern life Make a break from traditional art, avant garde Make it expressive, markings of how it was made Painted from nature (en plein air) Artists did not have the same style Scenes of leisure –Dance halls –Café’s –Concerts –Theatres

2 Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1872 Clear brushstrokes

3 Compare

4 Monet, On the Bank of the Seine, 1868

5 Monet, Boulevard des Capucines, 1873 Thick solid bodies Transparent legs

6 Monet, Red Boats, Argenteuil, 1875

7 Monet, Boulevard Seen From Above, 1880

8 Monet, Water Lilies, 1907

9 Renoir, Moulin de la Galette, 1876 Blurred Boundaries

10 Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881 Renoir’s Wife

11 Degas, The Glass of Absinthe, 1876

12 Degas, The Tub, 1886

13 Morisot, On the Balcony, The Cradle Edma

14 Morisot, Butterfly Chase, 1873

15 Cassatt, The Letter, 1891

16 What similarities do you notice? Japanese Prints

17 Cassatt, The Bath, Simplified colour forms Flat composition

18 Traditionally, sculpture was smooth and emphasized musculature 19 th century sculpture: Concern with human psychology Evidence of the process of making In the round (have to walk around it to see all of it) Sculpture

19 Rodin, The Age of Bronze, 1877

20 Rodin, Torso, 1877

21 Rodin, The Gates of Hell,

22 Rodin, The Kiss

23 Rodin, A Danaid, 1885 What do the different representations of these sculptures suggest about gender?

24 Degas, Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen,


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