Impressionism Essays

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Impressionism

Early in the twentieth century, Impressionism brought about the artistic revolution, which included the world’s finest painters. The art of Impressionism strives to create a sensation or evoke a mood that is significant to the artist. Although, developed chiefly in France during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the impressionistic movement was not exclusively French artists. Eugene Boudin, Jongkind, and Stanislas Lepine were among the forerunners of the Impressionistic movement. Eugene Boudin, one of the founders of the art, held a major role in the development of Impressionism. Through the many influences of Eugene Boudin, artists expressed themselves through the utilization of color and
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The Realists fundamental objectives “to open a window on the world,” and “to paint a message” were similar, in many ways to the ideals held by the impressionists (Janson, 1992, p.57). Charles Suisse founded a school of art, the Academie Suisse, to provide an inexpensive and productive place in which aspiring artists could exchange new and progressive ideas. Here Pissaro, Monet, Guillaumin, and Cezanne first came to know each other, later becoming close friends. Academie Suisse provided a place to air new and controversial attitudes in the aritists paintings, that otherwise may have never been exposed to a traditional art world community (Pioch, 1996, p.1).
In 1855, the second World Fair was held. A distinguishing element to this second fair was the focus on art. This served in highlighting Paris as the center of the art world. This was the place for artists to come to express new and innovative ideas. Among those attracted by the World Fair in Paris, was the group of young artists, soon to be labled, “the impressionists.”

Impressionniste was printed for the first time in a French newspaper, Charivari, on the twenty-fifth of April, 1874 by Louis Leroy, after Claude Monet’s landscape entitled, Impressions: soleil levant, was seen at Exposistion des Impressionistes, an exhibition held in the salons of the photographer Nadar and organized by the societe anonyme des peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs (Anonymous society
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