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1 Before Abstraction --- IMPRESSIONISM 277625CE9090&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US 277625CE9090&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US What effect did the Industrial revolution have on Impressionist artists? Which invention changed the way the artists recorded the world around them? Why did Impressionism cause controversy? Impressionism can best be described as a study of what? Monet refined his style throughout his career. Which element remained consistent in his work? Why would Monet paint one subject many times? How are most Impressionist paintings composed? According to the video, who was the only major female Impressionist?

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3 ABSTRACT ART -Altered or changed from reality. -Modified or changed to emphasize certain qualities or content. -May only look a “little” like real object or art is nonrepresentational (does not look exactly like real object).


5 "They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things." Constantin Brancusi (Romanian-French, 1876-1957).

6 "The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract." Paul Klee (1879- 1940), Swiss painter.


8 Georgia O’Keeffe Zoomed or cropped composition (flowers, skulls, landscapes)

9 Jacob Lawrence Flat shapes, simple colors, no detail. Emphasized working hands

10 Ellis Wilson, Funeral Procession From Mayfield, Kentucky. Painting hung above mantle in 80’s sitcom Cosby Show

11 Roy Lichenstein – Bull Series






17 PIET MONDRIAN – Flowering Tree






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