The invention of photography stronglyhit painting and reflecting reality wasnot a priority any more.Many artists started experiencing withcolours, atmosphere, sensations andrepresenting their subjective point ofview in their works. This marked thebeginning of the avant-garde styles ofthe 20thcentury.Boulevard du Temple (1838),one of the firts daguerrotypes
ÉDOUARD MANET- He admired Velázquez and Goya.- Transition painter between realism and impressionism- Some of his works are considered watershed paintings, which mark the beginning of modernart.- Impressionist painters admired himMusic in the Tuileries
Impression, sunriseCLAUDE MONET-The name comes from “impression”. Acritic gave name to the new style fromClaude Monet’ s painting Impression,Sunrise- Impressionist artists tried to capture themoment in their paintings, reflect realitynot as it was, but as they watched it at aspecific moment.-Painters used loose brush-strokes, fastcolour stains, colour dominated overdrawing and painted mainly in the open air,not in the studioIMPRESSIONISM
CLAUDE MONETWoman with a parasolArgenteuilHe was really interested on how light could change a landscape and he made differentseries of the same theme
POST-IMPRESSIONISMPost-Impressionist artists recovered the importance of drawing and they were not onlyworried about light and colour, but about expression as well.GAUGUIN VAN GOGHTOULOUSE-LAUTRECCÉZANNE
PAUL GAUGUINHe was one of the representatives of Cloisonnism (painting with flat forms separated bydark contours). He spent most of his life in Tahiti (French Polynesia)The yellow ChristVision after the sermon
Where do we come from? What we are? Where are we going?
The potato eatersVICENT VAN GOGHHe was a genius with a troubled life. His paintings reflected his tortured personality:twisted brush- strokes, use of colour… He only sold one painting in his whole life