Impressionism The first total artistic revolution since the Renaissance Impression Sunrise- Monet
Impressionism Characterized by immediate visual sensations through color and light. Their goal was present an “impression’ or the initial sensory perceptions recorded by an artist in a brief glimpse.
Impressionism Color was not permanent, it changed depending on the time of day, weather and season.
Impressionism After Impressionism art would never be the same. By defying convention, these rebels established the artist’s right to experiment with personal style.
Manet The Father of Modern Art Never exhibited with the Impressionists Known for his sketchy brushwork which gave his paintings an unfinished look. His images appeared flat and hard Suggested form through broad, flat patches/areas of color.
Monet Dissolved subject into light and atmosphere. He would haul 30 canvases to the field to record haystacks, replacing one canvas with the next as the light changed. “In one of his Poplars the effect lasted only seven minutes, or until the sunlight left a certain leaf. Then he would take out the next canvas and work on that.
Monet Known for his soft edges, sunny hues, and landscapes. His early technique was applying small dabs of pigment next to one another. Called Optical Mixing, these broken colors blended at distance.
Monet 1880’s he changed his technique: Rather than specks of paint, he lengthened his brushstrokes into sinuous sweeps of color. Eliminated outlines and contours until form and line almost disappeared Hazy mist of swirling color.
Renoir Refused to use black. “It is not a color”, believed black punched a hole in the canvas Used dark blue coats of paint to create shadows Fragmented form into glowing patches of light applied with short brushstrokes of distinct color