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Transcript of Impressionism
Derived from Claude Monet's painting entitled Impression, the term "impressionism" was created to describe the work of a select group of Parisian painters in the late 19th century. With their thin brush strokes and explosion of color and lighting on mundane subjects, Impressionists painters like Monet, Renoir, and Sisley confounded critics, defied conventions, and sparked scandal. A century and a half later, they are among the most revered and influentional artists of all time.
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This is the artwork Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) painted by Claude Monet. It gave rise to the name of the Impressionist movement.
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Claude Monet, Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge,1899
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Impressionism originated in France
in the 1880's and 1890's
Impressionist painters celebrated the overwhelming vision of nature seen in the splendour of natural light.
Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities, ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement, and unusual visual angles.
Artists include, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette), Musée d'Orsay, 1876
Camille Pissarro, Boulevard Montmartre, 1897, the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
Claude Monet, Haystacks, (sunset), 1890–1891, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Edgar Degas, Dancers at The Bar, 1888, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
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Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) painted by Claude Monet. 1872
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