The Red Lilies By Claude Monet

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First and foremost I wanted to thank you for the opportunity you gave us by going to the Legion of Honor, I have to be honest I didn’t know what to expect exactly but I was truly amazed at the art work we were able to tour and receive information on. It was truly a breath taking experience and I wanted to thank you for that. While all the pieces we were able to encounter were amazing I was truly memorized by two of the paintings, the first one was The Annunciation by Master of the Retable of the Reyes Catholics which was Renaissance and Water Lilies by Claude Monet which was impressionism. It was really hard to pick but I choose to write about the Water Lilies by Monet because I had a connection with the piece and I went back to it about five times.
Impressionism art can be considered the first distinctly modern movement in painting, it was developed in Paris in the 1860’s but wasn’t first exhibited until 1874. Impressionist art turned away from the fine finish and detail that artist during the same time aspired to create. Impressionist captured or at least tried to capture momentary, and sensory effect of a scene. Impressionist didn’t rely heavily on realistic depictions of an object or scene, they loosed the brushwork and lightened their palettes to include intense pure colors. They didn’t follow the traditional linear perspective and clarity that previous art forms depicted to lesser ones. Many critics during the time faulted the impressionist paintings because of that
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