Hannah Rhodes & Josh Reid

Key People and Places

Van Gogh, Monet (The Japanese Footbridge), and Degas. Mainly seen through out France but also found in Europe and America. Artist try to create an instant impression, not a detailed analysis.

Time Period: 1872-1892

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love." -Claude Monet

Main Ideas

  • Considered the first modern movement in painting
  • Representational art that doesn't have to be realistic
  • Loose brush work
  • Shows on canvas the passage of time, shifts in atmosphere and changes in weather
  • Light and color are the subject matter

A work of art is "a corner of nature seen through a temperament." -Emil Zola

Facts on Impressionism

  • During this time artist were becoming more individualized, styles began to change more rapidly.
  • The goals of the artists were to create quick, spontaneous very colorful impressions of what was in front of them.
  • Impressionism originated in France then spread to Europe and America.

Van Gogh (Sunflowers)