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Impressionism

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The term Impressionism was first used as an insult by critic Lewis Leroy when describing the painting Impression: Sunrise by Claude Monet. He and his friends took the criticism and made it into their crown jewel. During the time of Impressionism, we can also see the style affect other areas: Émile Zola (writer and poet), Victor Horta (architect), and Claude Debussy (musician).
 
As we explore the visual artists and artwork of Impressionism, we need to keep in mind the major parts of Impressionism:
Paint visible world.
Paint on sight.
Faithful to first impression.
Dissolving brush technique, known as ala prima (or painting wet into wet paint.)
Concentrate on how we see.
Emphasis on picture surface.

 
NOTE:
Due to the large amounts of content on each artist, you can find the information, photos, links, and other tid-bits under the link on this page to the "Artists notes."

Camille Pissarro: July 10,1830-Nov.13,1903...France

Claude Monet: Nov.14,1840-Dec.6,1926...France

Pierre Auguste Renoir: Feb.25, 1841-Dec.3,1919...France

Mary Cassatt: May 22,1844-June 14,1926...United States

Edvard Munch: Dec. 12,1863-Jan. 23,1944...Norway

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Nov.24, 1864-Sept. 9, 1901...France

Auguste Rodin: Nov. 12,1840-Nov.17,1917...Frence

Post-Impressionism had four major movements:
Pointillism...............Seurat
Symbolism..............Gauguin
Proto-Cubism..........Cezanne
Expressionism.........van Gogh

Georges Seurat: December 2,1859-March 29, 1891...France

Paul Cézanne: 1839-Oct. 23,1906...France

Paul Gauguin: June 7,1848-May 8,1903...France

Vincent van Gogh: 1853-July 29, 1890...Holland

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