Impressionism Essays

Impressionistic Painting and Music

Looking at the painting of the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet entitled Impression: Soleil Levant and listening to Claude Debussy’s Claire De Lune produces a potent mixture of tranquillity of the senses. This is because the eyes see a very relaxing image in Monet’s Impressions Soleil Levant; while the ears find a very relaxing tune while listening to Claire De Lune. Both works of art possess certain characteristics that made both of them an ideal tool for making the person…

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vincent Van Gogh’s Artwork ‘starry Night’

Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork ‘starry night’ is a classic example of the post impressionism movement. Post-impressionist were artist who rebelled against the limitations of impressionism. They developed person styles that focus on emotional, structural, symbolic and spiritual elements they felt were missing from impressionism. ‘Starry Night’ was created in 1889, earlier that year Van Gogh decided to enter the asylum at Saint-Rémy. ‘Starry night’ was inspired by the view from his window in the asylum. The painting was done on…

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Claude Monet Impression, Sunrise

Throughout the years, Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise has been celebrated as the quintessential symbol of the Impressionist Movement. This renowned work of art which illustrates a view of the port of Le Havre in north-western France is considered to be one of Monet’s “most poetic expressions” of his engagement with France’s revitalization efforts after the Franco-Prussian War. [1] Unlike other artworks of the time, the subject matter and specific painting techniques evident in Impression, Sunrise seek to transcribe the feelings…

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Research

1. Dadaism- was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before in 1915. To quote Dona Budd’s The Language of Art Knowledge. Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artist and poets associated with the…

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The Beginning of the End for Classical Art

The general perception of what was art had changed often and radically in the hundred years before mid twentieth century. Great shifts in the Western art world had led from classical painting to impressionism, post-impressionism, expressionism, cubism, dada and abstract expressionism. Impressionism is the name for the style of a group of nineteenth-century French artists who included, among others, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Edouard Manet. The word comes from the title of one of Monet’s…

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Impressionism & Expressionism

In art there are many different movements and time periods in which to immerse oneself and study. In such movements, one may come to the conclusion that often times, one art movement begets another-either as a way to reinvent that era as in the Renaissance touching upon classic Greek and Roman sculpture or in the case of Impressionism doing away with that classical canon for something new. This paper will discuss and compare two artists: Vincent van Gogh and Max…

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Gladioli by Monet

The painting, Gladioli, by Claude Monet is temporarily on display in the Italian wing of the Detroit Institute of Art. Due to the renovations being made to the newer sections of the museum, only the “old”, main area of the museum is open to the public during the construction, so Gladioli had to be moved in order to be put on display Located on the right side of the main entrance the Italian wing is a one large room. Every…

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A Discussion on Realism and Impressionism

The world was changing dramatically in the late 18th century. In North America, the British colonies had successfully revolted against the English empire and formed the United States of America. Fueled by this success, Europeans began to feel a strong desire for change, most notably in France, where the search for liberty led to the bloody French Revolution, which lasted from 1788 until 1799. At the same time, populations were starting to rapidly expand, and science and technology were producing…

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Henri Toulouse Lautrec’s _at the Moulin Rouge_

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s “At the Moulin Rouge” displays a unique and personable version of the night life in Paris. The painting is done in oil on canvas and was created near the end of the Impressionist era. Toulouse-Lautrec however, does not use the dramatic colors as some of the early Impressionistic paintings. There are no flowers, sun, or landscape that is typically associated with the period. Instead, he portrays a seemingly smoky-filled night club scenario. At first glance, the eye is…

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Impressionism_ Art and Literature

Impressionism, the history started in the 19th century. A group of French artists has rebelled in their work of art by painting the things around them. Among them are Berthe Morisot, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir. The term ‘impressionism’ was coined by an art critic named Louis Leroy regarding a painting from Monet in 1873, the ‘Impression: Sunrise (‘Impression, Soleil Levant’). According to Louis Leroy the paintings from the group lacked details, unfinished and did not show the hard…

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Monet’s Waterlilies

For as long as I can remember, water lilies have always been a sign of peacefulness to me. This is one of the reasons I have always been drawn to Claude Monet’s Bridge over the Water-lily Pond (1905). The green hues in this piece bring me a feeling of happiness. The Bridge over the Water-lily Pond has a sense of calmness and tranquility. There exists such expression and emotions from the impasto in this piece as well. The foreground is…

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Steven Crane’s a Red Badge of Courage

Literary impressionism is exemplified by the writer Steven Crane. Though many themes of writing styles writing styles such as realism and naturalism lend themselves to Crane’s works, it is the combination of components from these styles with impressionism that gave Steven Crane his own unique panache. An understanding of of many organic features of impressionism and Crane’s personal writing style are needed to bring full enjoyment out of Crane’s literary works, including the masterpiece of all impressionistic novels The Red…

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Impressionism and Post Impressionism

In Paris in the late 19th century (1874-1882), several artists who called themselves the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc. organized an exhibit that launched the movement called Impressionism. These artists, such as Eduoard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Mary Cassatt, sparked worldwide following and revolutionized Western conceptions of painting. Appearing to other artists to be a group, these independent painters with quite diverse artistic approaches, were only unified in their rejection by the official…

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