Impressionism Art Movement
- Originated in France, Impressionism was an art movement dated to be around the late 1860's through the 1890's by a group of Paris-based artists.
- Paris-based artists include: Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Morisot, Renoir, Lautrec, Sisley
- The artists art was rejected by the Salon and formed their own Salon des Refusés
- Impression had a different approach to painting and that is why it was not as popular as the other ISM'S.
- Impressionists painted most of their paintings outdoors to show the more immediate effect of light and hues at particular times of the day. This was called “En plein air.”
- Advancements in technology such as the paint tubes, easels, and colored pencils allowed artists to work outside.
- Photography was just becoming popular in the mid-1800s and influenced the way the impressionists looked at things.
- Impressionist's "Captured the moments," painted what they exactly saw.
- Paintings consisted of loose brushstrokes; colors of vivid light or mood; landscapes, seascapes, or ‘scenes’; camera lens perspectives.