IMPRESSIONISM: Essay Topics

English_Master May 7, 2016 No Comments
IMPRESSIONISM In 1874, fifty-five artists held the first independent group show of Impressionist art. The unfriendly reviewer Louis Leroy to a canvas by Claude Monet first applied the name impressionism in 1874; it has come to be used very freely. In easiest terms, French Impressionism was an especially un­dersized, avant-garde movement whose affiliates tested from 1870 to 1880 with painterly habits to attain light on canvas. Impressionism entails a certain technique, primarily the ac­quirement of light on canvas through the use of pure, lurid, bright colours, and such stylistic and compositional elements as a shallow, two-dimensional space, occupied by compressed forms, an uptitled picture plane resulting in a high horizon, off-centre focal points, preference for dynamic diagonals rather than static verticals and horizontals, and the juxtaposi­tion of decorative patterns and textures. Post Impressionism is a term used to describe those in­fluenced by the Impressionism movement. There is no fixed style to Post Impressionism like there was with Impression­ism, all of the artists of the Post Impressionist movement had different directions with their painting style, and they weren’t a coherent group like the Impressionists either. Their work does however have more of an emotionally charged style. Post Impressionism was given its name in 1910 when an exhibition of the works...
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