Impressionism • Is an art movement and style of painting that started in France during the 1860s. Impressionism is a light, spontaneous manner of painting. • The movement's name came from Claude Monet's early work, Impression: A Sunrise, which was singled out for criticism in an exhibition. The hallmark of the style is the attempt to capture the subjective impression of light in a scene. • Although the work of the Impressionist painters appears very spontaneous, they carefully and scientifically planned their work. Impressionist Artists • The core of the earliest Impressionist group was made up of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. • Others associated with this period were Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, and Mary Cassatt. Here's a list that might help to remember the issues important to most Impressionists: • • • • • E L B O W Everyday life Light Brushstrokes Outdoor settings Weather and atmosphere Claude Monet One of the leaders Of the Movement • French Impressionist Painter • 1840 -1926 Important Works of Claude Monet: • • • • Haystacks, 1891 The Rouen Cathedral series, 1892-1894 Water Lilies, 1906 Impression Sunrise, 1872 Claude Monet • Monet felt that nature knows no black or white and nature knows no line. These beliefs resulted in this artist creating beautifully colorful and energetic pieces of work. The leading member of the Impressionists, Claude Monet captured the spontaneity of nature's wonderful light. •Monet eliminated browns in his paintings. • It is likely that his palette was limited to white, yellow, vermilion (red), rose, light blue, dark blue and violet. • Most amazingly, considering the number of landscapes that Monet created during his career, is the absence of green in his palette. • “IMPRESSION, SUNRISE” gave the name to the entire Impressionist movement. 1872 painting, "Impression Sunrise" • Allow the viewers eyes to blend colors by Apply the pastels in short strokes of colors.