Impressionism

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Impressionism

Impressionism: a style of art which uses thick, short brushstrokes to form loose lines which create a blurred effect.

Oscar Claude Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. His many works are inspired by nature and everyday life. His quick loose brushstrokes and dashingly painted works of art were rejected by many. After many years of success, his eyesight began to fail, so he had operations done on them. He was supposedly able to see UV light after the operation, and proof of this was in his color palette (blues were bluer). He passed away at the age of 86 due to lung cancer.

Oscar Claude Monet

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in February 25, 1841 in Limoges, France. He was a son of a Tailor and he had 5 siblings. He started out as a porcelain painter and in his free time he drawed. He also made pictures out of cups and plates. He was influenced by Rubens, Titian, Raphael, Eugène, Delacroix and Claude Monet. He loved to capture the effect of sunlight shining through leaves and falling on people's clothes. He didn’t think that black produced shadows. He loved to paint people enjoying themselves. He was a struggling painter for years. Renoir helped create an artistic movement called Impressionism in 1870s with Claude Monnet one of his best friends. He became of the most highly appreciated artist of his time.

La Grenouillere demonstrates impressionism because it contains loose lines, is blurry, and the colours contrast. It is painted with vibrant and atmospheric hues. This art piece shows how Renoir creates sunlight in his paintings by using different colours to create a shadow.

Champs de tulipes en Hollande is a vibrantly painted scene from nature. The fields of flowers effect is created through quick brushstrokes.

Poppies was dashingly painted, a scene taken from everyday life. His quick loose brush strokes and contrasting colours once again give us the impression of a field of poppies

Once again, Monet demonstrates his dashingly painted style in The Bridge at Argenteuil. His use of the palette is quite clever as he uses hues from the same palette to create a contrast between shadow and light

The Skiff is a wonderful example of how Renoir captures sunlight in his paintings. It also shows impression because he uses loose and thick line, blurriness, and short brushstrokes.

Le Pont Neuf a Paris has great contrasting colours, fairly loose lines, and has a very Atmospheric background. This also shows how Renoir uses different colours to make shadows. Lastly it shows how Renoir loves to paint people who are happy and are being natural.

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