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Characteristics of Impressionism:

1- Desire to capture the everyday world with as much immediacy as a camera
2- wanted to surpass photography by showing sensations of the moment in color and light
3- realistic in the sense of being committed to paint in the world around them as they saw it
4- comparative coarse, unfinished appearance of canzases
5- lighter palette
6- lively, high keyed color

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Subjects of Impressionism:

1- often pleasure or the pleasurable
2- landscapes that are enjoyable to look at

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emphasis on women and children, mothers w/babies

Mary Cassatt

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Portraits - interest inhuman figure
ppl @ work - dance and opera

Edgar Degas

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- Subjects most often effects of light on water
- bc of his vision disability - produces abstract art

Claude Monet

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happy pictures - middle class at leisure at play

Pierre Auguste Renoir

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- exhibited in all of impressionists and exhibits
- most natural of all the impressionists

Camille Pissaro

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credited w/ regenerating sculpture as a major art form

Auguste Rodin

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Characteristics of the Post-Impressionists:

1- concern w/ sculpture and form
2- greater emphasis on formal discipline
3- moved closer to abstraction

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Significance of Post-Impressionists:

- release western art form representational concerns thus paving the way for "Modern Art"

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concerned w/ visually expressing the basic structure of the world

Paul Cezanne

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- invented Pointillism
- pics are often austere, very controlled, very formal

Georges Seurat

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Subjects of Van Gogh:

common scenes and ppl -- loving portrayed

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Technique of Van Gogh:

- heavily loaded brush
- Rough often violent movement
- dramatic, vibrant colors
- highly sophisticated; great formal skill

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Prototype for the modern artist

Van Gogh

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- cynical view of modern civilization
- large field of flat color -- pinks, yellows, greens
- did Tahitian work

Paul Gauguin

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- circus, theatre: seamier side of Paris society
- dramatic color
- strong silhouette

Henri de Toulouse - Lautrec