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***Impressionism & Post Impressionism

  1. 1. IMPRESSIONISM & POST-IMPRESSIONISM Presentation by: Rachel Marchant, Jenna Sanfilippo, and Brianna Sculley
  2. 2. IMPRESSIONISM <ul><li>Emphasized visible light and color </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used dull, dark colors – green, gray, brown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vague, as if a glance of the subject </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technique involved using little detail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small brushstrokes, thick paint, blurred outlines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Painters painted outside, on location rather than in studios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscapes, people, street and café scenes, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. IMPRESSIONISM <ul><li>Developed in France in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries </li></ul><ul><li>1870s – Franco-Prussian War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult times for France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Painters were optimistic – pointed out the beautiful and good things in life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moved away from depicting reality (through photos) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead sought to instill emotion with paintings </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. EDGAR DEGAS “ The Green Dancers” “ The Dance Class”
  5. 5. EDGAR DEGAS “ Woman on a Café Terrace”
  6. 6. CLAUDE MONET “ Impression: Sunrise”
  7. 7. CLAUDE MONET “ The Terrace” “ Woman With a Parasol Facing Right”
  8. 8. PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR “ Moulin de la Galette” “ The Swing”
  9. 9. PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR “ Jeunes Filles au Piano” “ Luncheon of the Boating Party”
  10. 10. POST-IMPRESSIONISM <ul><li>Reaction against limitations of Impressionism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advancement of styles and techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More romantic, emotional, avant-garde, and shocking than Impressionism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bolder colors, sharper outlines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sought to combine inner world of mind and spirit and outer world of physical substance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create visual sensation, not record it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual painters had different styles and ideals </li></ul>
  11. 11. POST-IMPRESSIONISM <ul><li>Late 19 th century – 1880s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress of science and industry – highly industrialized world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Artists looked for untouched beauty and simplicity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effects of the Franco-Prussian War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservative backlash, anarchist violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nietzsche – saw truth in the irrational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conveyed spirit, emotion, and ideals </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. PAUL CÉZANNE “ Madame” “ Basket of Apples”
  13. 13. GEORGES SEURAT “ A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”
  14. 14. PAUL GAUGUIN “ The Yellow Christ”
  15. 15. VINCENT VAN GOGH “ Self-Portrait” (Dedicated to Paul Gauguin)
  16. 16. OUR OPINIONS … <ul><li>We personally feel that the majority of impressionist paintings are incredibly beautiful and are the perfect medium between classical and obscure art. </li></ul>“ Achille Emperaire” by Paul Cézanne
  17. 17. “ White Water Lilies” by Monet
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