Impressionist Movement Photos
In the early 1860s several French artists joined together to move away from the dictated standards of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and what the Academy would accept for exhibit in its annual Salon. The artists involved were inspired to paint landscapes & contemporary life outdoors directly "en plein air" with newly introduced synthetic oil paints, instead of simply making landscape sketches to be turned into paintings back in the studio. Impressionists were not inclined to create the historical scenes preferred by the Academy. They set up their own annual exhibits which a critic labeled "Impressionism" after one of Monet's works called Impression Sunrise.
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|Early 1860s, four artists meet in art class.||They decide to paint outdoors directly in oil.||//||* indicates artists who exhibited at Impressionist shows.|
|(no image)||Several other artists gravitate to group.||Group starts own annual exhibition.|
(used style & advised group but did not exhibit with them.)
(later split from group.)
|Examples of Pre-Impressionists.||Some earlier artist used techniques||which came to define impressionists.||//|
|John Constable (1776-1837)
English Romantic painter
|Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
|Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
French Romantic painter
|Examples of Post-Impressionists.||In the 1880s, some younger artists||took impressionist techniques in new||directions such as pointillism.|
|Vincent van Gogh (1853-90)
Dutch Post-Impressionist painter
|Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
French Post-Impressionist painter
|Georges Seurat (1859-1891)
French Neo-impressionist painter
|Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) French painter of leisure scenes|
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