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1 Impressionism and After
Claude Monet Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) 1872

2 Impressionism concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object. the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light. Impressionism was a major movement in painting that developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Impressionist painting comprises the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques. The most conspicuous characteristic of Impressionism was an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour.

3 Claude Monet The Japanese Bridge probably Look at the abstract paintings of Philip Guston, Jules Olitski, or Jackson Pollock.

4 Claude Monet Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) 1872
France was defeated by the armies of Prussia in 1871 and Paris was put in a state of seige. Among the many refugees to arrive in England was Claude Monet. He saw the work of the English painters J.M.W. Turner and John Constable, and as we see here he experienced the notorious London fogs. This painting is (by the standards of the time) unfinished. The brushstrokes are not blended, but are allowed to remain as an element of the painting. This painting gave its name to the circle of artists around Monet who became known as the Impressionists.

5 J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851, 'Landscape' about 1845
In this painting, Turner uses the effects of morning mist and light reflected off water to make a painting with almost no fine detail. It is essentially an abstract painting with a few recognisable elements

6 Mary Cassatt The Boating Party Mary Cassatt was an American painter whose work here clearly shows the influence of the Japanese prints that were becoming popular in France. The asymmetry of the composition also resembles a holiday snapshot. Cassatt made many paintings of domestic and family themes.

7 Pierre-Auguste Renoir Seated Bather. c
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Seated Bather c Auguste Renoir’s paintings have a softness of focus that give a gentle mood to the work. Here the background of rocks and flowing water are blurred like an out of focus photograph, while the girl and the sheet are more sharpley rendered. Renoir’s paintings grew softer as his eyesight deteriorated and he is often criticised as a decorative “chocolate box” painter.

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