Art History 2009 Class 7 Lecture Part 1

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First half of Dick Nelson's April 16 art history lecture. Covers Realism and Impressionism.

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Art History 2009 Class 7 Lecture Part 1

  1. 1. Realism Impressionism Post-Impressionism A new role for paint and canvas.
  2. 2. Art For Art’s Sake Whistler: His Mother or Arrangement In Grey and Black
  3. 3. Degas Candid moments
  4. 4. Degas No dramatic finish. Local color emphasis
  5. 5. Real life’s candid moments. Real paint’s interpretation. Degas: L’Absinthe
  6. 6. Say farewell to Romanticism. Degas Bath
  7. 7. A moment in practice is the performance.
  8. 8. Origin of the IMPRESSIONIST Label
  9. 9. Whistler Monet East meets West
  10. 10. Monet The Saint-Lazare Station Changing light on forms and atmosphere at a particular time of day
  11. 11. The Rouen Cathedral Mission
  12. 12. Monet Rouen Sunlight on forms at a particular time of day.
  13. 13. Monet: Poplars
  14. 14. Water Lilies Water Lilies Water Lilies
  15. 15. Renoir: Early & Late Portrait of William Sisley Girl With Watering Can Can you name the artist?
  16. 16. Renoir’s Changing Style Renoir: Form dissolves into color passages.
  17. 17. Renoir’s world
  18. 18. Renoir: Moulin-galette
  19. 19. Caillebotte Floor Scrapers Other Impressionists And Their Worlds
  20. 20. Caillebotte: Rooftops Under Snow
  21. 21. Mary Cassatt Berthe Morisot The Cradle Two Women Impressionists
  22. 22. Should we believe everything we read about color? Impressionism Misconception “Impressionists replaced the gray toned works associated with traditional studio art with strokes of bright, unmixed colour.” Some art historians perpetuate a myth, when closer scrutiny reveals flawed seeing. Note the difference between full chroma swatches and Monet’s actual color palette.

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