Iwt1 Task 1 Wgu Essay

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IWT1 Task 1

Impressionism and Post Impressionism
By WGU student

In early 19th century, the French government controlled the academies and salons of paintings. The impressionism took place in second half of 19th century, which was results of French artists rejecting the traditional government sanctioned academic painting that was dominating their arts at the time. The first independent art exhibition was held in 1874 for one month. Few of the famous artists’ who participated and help organize this exhibition was Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renior, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro along with 25 other artists. They displayed approximately 165 paintings during this exhibit. This group of artists referred themselves as
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Other big change was in governmental specifically in France the government changed from absolute monarchy to Expansionist Empire. Furthermore, the religious entities of the time did not quiet understand the advance in science and the knowledge it brought to the society. The scientific knowledge was not aligned with the ancient scriptures.
Post impressionism period began around 1880 and ended around 1910. The artist of this time looked for different style of painting to express their emotions in their work, instead of just mastering the optical impressions they wanted to concentrate on the deeper themes of symbolism. The first person to coin the term “post-impressionism” was British artist and an art critic, Roger Fry. He also played big role in putting an exhibition called “Manet and the Post-Impressionists” at Gragron Gallery in London, which lasted from November 8, 1910 to January 15, 1911 (Voorhies, 2000). Some of well known artist from this periods were Vincent van Gogh, George Seurat, Paul Cezanne, Othon Friesz, Maurice De Vlaminck, Andre Derain and Paul Gauguin.
The post-impressionist they used impressionism’s technique but they wanted to take style to whole new level, these group of artist adopted only technique from the impressionism and added their emotions to their painting and wanted to show their

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