Why did Impressionism Develop?
- Developed by artists who were rejected by salons, and consequently avoided the academic art institution.
- The movement allowed painters to start using more neutral methods of lighting up their work and looking at the world with a different and fresh point of view.
- Impressionists wanted to rebel against realism art by turning away from the fine finish and detail to which most artists of their day aspired (realism) and aiming to capture the momentary, sensory effect of a scene (impressionism)
How Impressionism got it's Name
- Louis Leroy, was a French art critic for the French satirical newspaper Le Charivari in the 19th century. Leroy's review was printed in Le Charivari on April 25 1874 with the title "The Exhibition of the Impressionists." The term was taken from Claude Monet's painting "Impression: soleil levant" or Impression, Sunrise.
- The term "Impressionism"was later on adopted by the artists themselves and has now become the name of one of the most influential art movements in history.