Overview Impressionism came to style in 1870-1880s. The name of the movement is from the piece titled “Impression” by Claude Monet Qualities associated with Impressionism are; visible brush strokes, light and how it changes, and an open composition.
Techniques Wet paint is painted on wet paint, making softer edges and colors that blend more together. Natural light is very important, and paid special attention to. When scenes are painted outdoors, the shadows are made very bold and reflections from the sky are very important making the scene more open. They painted at nightfall mostly to get a dusky shadowy affect.
Artists Pierre-Auguste Renoir Claude Monet Alfred Sisley Camille Pissarro Paul Cézanne Armand Guillaumin
Chosen Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir He used oil on canvas. Girl with a hoop Visible brush strokes with light colors and a generally light template of colors. Showing an action, hula hooping. Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette He used bright colors, with visible brush strokes. An obvious activity is the dance that is taking place, people are talking and dancing.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir His art fit into the style of surrealism because of it’s light color and almost always showing an action in each painting. The scene was very open, creating a painting that would breath, also he used a lot of paint. By doing this he would add texture and shape to the painting.