How it all began French impressionism all began in the mid 19th century when art was moving from a more traditional art to a new style of painting that that had long brush strokes and much more vibrant colors. This style of art started in France, but later spread all throughout Europe.
DefiningimpressionismThe reason they call it French Impressionism is because ofClaude Monet’s painting thathe named impression sunrise.Claude Monet’s piece of workwas widely criticized by newspapers, which is what began the new movement of art.Claude took this criticism andused it as motivation to keeppainting in this new style, farmuch different than anything anyone has ever seen before
Anonymous society of Painters A group of painters “including Claude Monet” gathered together to form a group that would paint in this new style of art. The new strange looking art caused a sensation that took off, causing the French Impressionism period of time. Their style of painting showed how one individual might see something. Painting things in all sort of colors was common. The idea was to feel free to paint what you want, not to let your imagination be restricted. This group of painters stuck together to be good. friends all throughout their lives. Claude Monet survived the longest dying in 1926.
Claude Monet Claude Monet was born in Paris in 1840. He is the founder of Impressionismstyles of painting. He formeda group where him and other artist such as Camille Pissaro, Alfred Sisley, and Frederic Bazille. This group of painters banded together to paint some of the most influential paintings of all times.
Alfred Sisley Alfred Sisley was born in Paris in 1939. Alfred was a close friend of Claude’s. Hepersuade a career in art where he became famous for his paintings of landscapes. Alfred painted over 900 oilpaintings and became known as the purest landscape painter of his time.
Camille PissarroPissarro was a close friend ofClaude’s. His paintings were mostly of rural and urban scenery. His work was admired by many, and in2005 some of his most famous paintings sold for millions. Camille was one of the primary developers of theimpressionistic techniques in painting.
Frederic Bazille Frederic was born in France in the 1940’s. He attended school but later dropped out to pursue a career in art. While following his passion in art, he met Claude and many others and joined thegroup of French Impressionist artist. He lived a very shortlife. Dying at the young age of 29 when fighting in the Franco-Prussian War.
Claude Monet’s Paintings Claude Monet painted mostly pictures of nature with exotic colors that critiques believed were not natural.
French Impressionisms Conclusion With the Industrial Revolution was taking off, France was becoming a place of new and innovative ideas. People were becoming much more open minded, which led to the beginning of the French Impressionism era. The new style of paintings would have a huge impact on art. The more traditional art styles were then being replaced with this more colorful style of art.
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