I have chosen to interview Impressionist painters Claude Monet and Edgar Degas because this type of painting is my favorite style. The paintings, of that period, are very light, airy, with brush strokes in a feathering fashion that were often done en plein air, which translates to “in the open air”. Both Monet and Degas were considered founders of impressionism, although Degas “rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist” (Gordon 31). These two painters are, in my opinion, the best of the period. Mr. Monet, what is your definition of “pure impressionism”.
Getting Impressionism through Claude Monet Impressionism is the one of the most significant 19th-century fist distinctly contemporary movements in painting that has happened in European art. France emerged in large numbers of painters who created a great number of classical masterpieces. Claude Monet, a French artist is one of the most important impressionists in France; moreover, some of the theory and practice of its movement are also promoted by him. For this following essay, it will aim to Monet’s artwork of impressionism – Charing Cross Bridge, Fog, analyzing the characteristics’ development, namely brushstrokes, landscape, visual angles, light and color in the concept of aesthetic progress in art, and discussing about some people have both positive and negative review on his work. Claude Monet is one of the most vital painters in French, a great deal of theory and practice of Impressionism, he also take the majority of participate in contribution.
Paul Cézanne was a French painter known as the father of modern art. He was the first post-impressionist painter of the 19th century and his catalogue of work is distinct and widely known throughout the world. Of his collection, the twenty six oil paintings of his wife, Hortense Fiquet Cézanne had been met with the harshest review. In Emotion, Color, Cézanne (The Portraits of Hortense), Susan Sidlauskas attempts to explain why this group of paintings was so boldly criticized, as well as delving into how the artist used a unique sense of color to portray a duality of emotion within each piece. Sidlauskas begins the article with a brief history of Hortense Fiquet Cézanne.
Over the next 80 years, the Hudson River School grew to include about 100 painters! The school became widely recognized as the first truly national style of art. The artists focused on American scenery, and expressed their own ideas, spirit, and beliefs through the color, light, and perspective. These painters began a new artistic tradition by making the focus of their paintings natural scenery around them. Contributions Made to Colonial America: Artists founded new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world.
Baroque is an artistic style developed in Europe, mainly dominant from the 16th century to the 18th century, often emphasizing dramatic curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts. There is one man that fully developed and mastered this style, and his name is Diego Velazquez. His works were separated into three categories. “These were the bodegón, which comprised everyday subjects combined with still life, portraits, and religious scenes” (Diego Velazquez Biography). As a realist painter, he only painted objects that he saw which “produced in him the ability to paint his subjects in such a way that they seem to be alive” (Velazquezgallery).
Although he briefly trained as a Naval Surgeon, Ferguson soon realised that his ambition was painting and he spent some time travelling in Spain, Morocco and France to develop his artistic knowledge and experience. The first painting I am going to discuss is 'The Pink Parasol' which is a portrait painted in 1908 of a fellow artist and friend Bertha Case, when they were both in Paris. In this painting Ferguson adopted much stronger colours than in his other paintings and like Matisse used green paint to represent shadows in the face. He emphasised pattern by merging the pink parasol with the background of his picture by blending it with the cold colours. The painting is of a woman peering over her shoulder, she is wearing a hat with a pink bow and is also wearing a scarf, in the background there is a pink parasol around strong blocks of cold colours.
Odilon Redon Why he was famous Odilon Redon was famous for a number of reasons, all falling under the category of art. He was most famous for his oil and pastel paintings, but also lithography, etching and sculpting. His popularity greatly grew when a catalogue of lithographs and etching was published in 1913 by André Mellerio. When he was given the single largest representation at the New York Armory Show his fame grew further. Various articles/books were published about Redon.
After Raphael marked the finish of his Perugian period with "Madonna and the Saints," his new works were evidently influenced by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Masaccio and especially Fra Bartolomeo. When Raphael was invited to decorate some rooms in the Vatican, he painted a fresco named The School of Athens. The painting shows Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Pythagoras and Euclid—the prominent philosophers of ancient Greece. Furthermore, portraits were a particular interest for Raphael, as he painted many of them. Pope Julius II’s portrait was an exclusive piece of art during that era as it displayed him in a pondering mood from the side.
Emily Hines Cultural Act 3 Claudia Cabas Pablo Picasso Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, or otherwise known as just Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and was one of the quintessential and most influential artists of the 20th century. He partook in many different types of art. Among these were painting, sculpting, ceramics, print-making, and stage designing. Picasso spent most of his adult life in France where he was greatly influenced by the culture and people of the country. Picasso has many great accomplishments attributed to his name.
INTRODUCTION Henri Matisse – (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.