ART HISTORY TEST 9 | Impressionism

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    Episode 9 -Impressions of Light


Impressionist or Post-Impressionist Painting
● Give viewers the “impression” of what light does to color, instead of painting precise details
● Painting bright, often unblended colors with visible brush marks
● Try painting “Plein Air,” from real life, out in nature- what you see, while you see it - that is, have a classmate pose for you (instead of from some picture you find with Google or Pinterest.
● Use color for shading instead of grey, broken color and using complimentary colors in order to contrast them.
● If you choose a Post-Impressionist style, consider the emotional impact of color-
Bright warm colors, upward lines = Happy
Balanced colors, horizonal lines= Calm
Dark cool colors, downward lines= Sad

►Try a Mirrored image, with "diffused reflection," like Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergère'
►Paint flowers or landscapes that look more real when you quint, like Monet
►Paint people in everyday scenes, Freely brushed touches of color, so that figures softly fuse with one another & their surroundings like Renoir
►Paint scenes of Motherhood or sisterhood scene like Morisot or Cassat
►Paint with Chalk Patels like Degas
►Use Pointillism like Seurat!
►Use an African, Asian or Polynesian influence like Gaugan
►Paint your feelings like Van Gogh

  • Aesthetics
  • Art Production
    • En plein air (painting outdoors)
    • Diffuse Reflection
    • Gouache
    • Pointillism
    • Symbolism

  • Art Criticism
  • Art History-
    • Edouard Manet “Olympia”
    • Claude Monet “Impression Sunrise” & The Water Lilies”
    • Jean Renoir “The Boating Party”
    • Berthe Morisot “The Cradle”
    • Mary Cassatt “Young Mother Sewing”
    • Edgar Degas “The Dance Class”
    • Georges Seurat “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” & “Young Woman Powdering Herself”
    • Paul Gauguin "Nevermore"
    • Vincent Van Gogh “Sunflowers”, “Room in Arles”, “Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear," “The Church at Auvers” & “Wheat Field with Crows”