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1 The Fundamentals of Color
Impressionism The Fundamentals of Color

2 Impressionism Is an art movement and style of painting that started in France during the 1860s. Impressionism is a light, spontaneous manner of painting The movement's name came from Claude Monet's early work, Impression: A Sunrise, which was singled out for criticism in an exhibition. The style captures light in a scene.

3 Impressionism Claude Monet
“IMPRESSION, SUNRISE”,1872 gave the name to the entire Impressionist movement. Although the work of the Impressionist painters appears very spontaneous, they carefully and scientifically planned their work.

4 Impressionism The core of the earliest Impressionist group was made up of Claude Monet, Renoir, and Sisley. Others associated with this period were Pissarro, Degas, Manet, and Mary Cassatt.

5 Impressionism Background Information
Impressionist painters were considered radical in their time because they broke many of picture-making rules set by earlier generations. They found many of their subjects in life around them rather than in history.

6 Impressionism E Everyday life L Light and Color B Brushstrokes
Here's a list that might help to remember the issues important to most Impressionists: E Everyday life  L   Light and Color  B   Brushstrokes  O Outdoor settings  W Weather and atmosphere

7 Impressionism Everyday Life
The impressionists tried to paint what they saw at a given moment. They often painted outdoors, rather than in a studio, so they could observe nature more directly.

8 Impressionism Light and Color
The Impressionists used vibrant, light colors, sometimes mixed directly on the canvas. This technique and application was much different than the darker colors used earlier in traditional art.

9 Impressionism Brushstrokes:
Fascinated with capturing movement, Impressionists applied their paint with quick, brushstrokes.

10 Impressionism Outdoor setting:
The Impressionists valued nature as a subject for their paintings. Unlike academic artists, they painted real life landscapes as they saw them. Rather than painting historical, religious, or mythological subjects, the Impressionists chose to paint everyday scenes from the world they knew.

11 Impressionism Weather & Atmosphere Impressionists’ paintings
Were created mainly from Outdoor natural scenes. The Time of day, Atmosphere, And Season can be seen in their paintings.

12 Claude Monet-Important Works
One of the leaders of the Movement French Impressionist Painter, Haystacks, 1891 The Rouen Cathedral series, Water Lilies, 1906 Impression Sunrise, 1872

13 Impressionism Claude Monet
Monet felt that nature knows no black or white and nature knows no line. These beliefs resulted in this artist creating beautifully colorful and energetic pieces of work. The leading member of the Impressionists, Claude Monet captured nature's wonderful light

14 Impressionism Claude Monet
Monet eliminated browns in his paintings. It is likely that his palette was limited to white, yellow, red, rose, light blue, dark blue and violet.

15 Impressionism Vocabulary
Landscape: A painting,drawing, or photograph that depicts outdoor scenery. Fore ground: The area of the picture plane containing larger objects, more details, and brighter colors Back ground: The area of the picture plane containing objects that are higher, smaller, and more neutral in color Middle ground: The eye-level line, usually on or close to the horizon line on a landscape

16 Impressionism Your Assignment: Compose a landscape scene using Oil Pastels. Include objects in the Foreground, Middle ground, and Back ground. Make sure you use Bright colors, do not use Black! Use individual strokes of color to mix colors in your drawing. Ideas for Landscape: Trees/Bushes/Foliage/Flowers/Rivers/Ponds/Boats/Bridges/ Gardens/Sky/Clouds/Roads/ Keep in mind: Time of Day, Atmosphere, Weather. Season

17 Allow the viewers’ eyes to blend colors by
Applying the pastels in short strokes of colors.

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