Presentation on theme: "Impressionism. Photography in the nineteenth century both challenged painters to be true to nature and encouraged them to exploit aspects of the painting."— Presentation transcript:
Photography in the nineteenth century both challenged painters to be true to nature and encouraged them to exploit aspects of the painting medium, like color, that photography lacked. This divergence away from photographic realism appears in the work of a group of artists who from 1874 to 1886 exhibited together, independently of the Salon
The leaders of the independent movement were Claude Monet, August Renoir, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, and Mary Cassatt. They became known as Impressionists because a newspaper critic thought they were painting mere sketches or impressions. The Impressionists, however, considered their works finished.
Why Impressionism? Photography Tin paint tubes Salon
Edouard Manet Stayed mostly traditional. Slowly began to increase strokes of paint.
Mary Cassatt Children, doting on her nieces and nephews and the offspring of friends. One of the first important women artists. Studied Japanese wood printing. Interior scenes of small groups or single figures.