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1 Impressionists, Post Impressionists and Romantics

2 * Early decades of the nineteenth century * Return to emotion/experience * Emphasis on the imagination and emotion * Disorder and tumult * Nature and its unpredictability- potential for extremes, nature as violent/terrifying, mans struggle with nature/oneself * The “sublime” in art Boxers, 1818Théodore Gericault (French, 1791–1824)Lithograph

3 * Landscape * Nature- unpredictable, turbulent force * SUBLIME: philosophy * Something that cannot be described or have limits put on it, an extreme sense of beauty or wonder, a vast magnitude of greatness Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851)The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October, 1834,

4 Interest in human nature, survival, hope also interested in psychological states through portraits- painting psychiatric patients darker sides of childhood through unconventional child portraits. “Géricault believed that a face revealed more, especially in madness and at the moment of death. He made many studies of the inmates in hospitals and institutions for the criminally insane, and he studied the heads of guillotine victims” man

5 Raft of the Medusa

6 Expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the ImpressionistsImpressionists Illustrated works by wrtiers Shakespeare, Walter Scott and Goethe Wanted to paint passion, with violent actionène_Delacroix Mephistopheles in Flight, 1828Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863)From Goethe's Faust,

7 Liberty Leading the People

8 Vernet quickly developed a disdain for the high-minded seriousness of academic French art influenced by Classicism, and decided to paint subjects taken mostly from contemporary culture Classicism, and decided to paint subjects taken mostly from contemporary culture Battle of valmy

9 The Start of the Race of the Riderless Horses

10 * Collier Schorr * Photographs of wrestlers * “At matches I’m not really looking for the pin. If I get it that’s a bonus, but it’s so fast and it may be across the room from you. You get it if it’s in front of you. I think I’m looking for introspection. I’m looking for the moment before the guy goes out there and he's warming up. The moment when he comes off, either exhilarated because he won or devastated because he lost. I’m looking for anyone that’s bleeding. Anyone that’s been beaten up a bit.”

11 Late 1800s, France Vibrant color Capturing the fleeting moment with quick brush strokes Capturing nature as it was seen Painting every day scenes from the world they knew Cropping and framing became important Paris, and city scenes were popular Color theory was emerging so there was a lot of experimentation with color And the use of the camera became popular, influencing their use of foreshortening, perspective, candid qualities, off center focus, spontaneity Painted plein-air (outside) Painting people in their environment, working outdoors


13 sunrise

14 San giorgio at dusk







21 Because of the liberating experience of impressionism, other artists emerged with variations on the style such as Vincent Van Gogh- a post impressionist- Post impressionists use impressionist styles, but were using color, marks and the subject matter in a more abstract, symbolic and emotional way, thus influencing early expressionism.

22 Corridor in the asylum es/exhibitions/2008/vangoghnigh t/flashsite/




26 Landscape at twilight




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