Impressionism Vs Impressionism In Art

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Throughout the course, we have learned about different types of modern works. The beauty of learning the history behind them is to better understand how from one form of painting grows from the other. In this case, impressionist and symbolist works have followed each other in terms of popularity and yet have extremely different aesthetics. Using the paintings, Dance at Le moulin de la Galette (Bal du moulin de la Galette) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and The Eye like a Strange Balloon Mounts toward Infinity (L'Œil, comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l'infini)
1882 by Odilon Redon I will explain and describe the differences between the two aesthetics and how they are used in each work of art.

Impressionism emerged in France during the late half of the 19th century and could be considered one of the first distinctly modern movement in painting. It was often rejected by many scholars for they believed it lacked a certain “high quality” or “polished” look that was seen in works of art in the past. The “idea” of Impressionism was for the artist to paint in the moment, to capture the sensory effect of the scene and in order to create this affect Impressionists moved from the studio to the streets painting in what is known as, “en plein air.” In order to create this aesthetic Impressionist worked with loose brushstrokes and lightened their palattes to achieve pure and intense colors. Traditional linear perspective was thrown out as well as clarity of form and the idea that
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