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  Impressionist music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Impressionist movement in music is a movement in music loosely set between the late nineteenth century, up to the middle of the twentieth century.
Technically, the impressionists invented or began using a great number of new compositional techniques: multi-modality, planing (the use of voices moving in parallel motion; Debussy's prelude La cathédrale engloutie provides an example), extended tertian harmonies, and intentionally ambiguous musical forms.
Impressionist composers also made extensive use of whole tone scales to create a dreamy, "hazy" effect in their works, much like the blurred paintings of Renoir and Monet.
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 Impressionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Characteristic of impressionist painting are visible brushstrokes, light colors, open composition, emphasis on light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, and unusual visual angles.
Although Manet did not consider himself an impressionist, he led discussions at Café Guerbois where the impressionists gathered, and influenced the explorations of the artistic group.
Impressionists took advantage of the mid-century introduction of premixed paints in tubes (resembling modern toothpaste tubes) which allowed artists to work more spontaneously both outdoors and indoors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Impressionism   (1382 words)

 Impressionist art movement information about impressionism paintings - still life landscapes nature Paris
Impressionist painters strove to break away from the traditional rules of subject matter, technique, and composition in painting, and created their own, unique style.
Impressionist artists were interested in portraying people in everyday, informal situations: the middle class during leisure time activities in gardens, parks, or at the seaside, and workmen or rural people at work.
Impressionist painters often worked outdoors, not in a studio, to be in close touch with nature and to be able to directly observe the effects of changing sunlight, weather and movement.
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 Online Gallery: Contemporary Impressionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The impressionist movement is considered the beginning of the modern art period.
Impressionists are more concerned with conveying the emotional impression or experience of the subject of a painting than exact depiction of form.
Contemporary impressionists continue the tradition started by these masters, as well as adding elements of their own as a kind of modern renaissance.
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 Impressionism: Artists and their Works
The hallmark of the style is the attempt to capture the subjective impression of light in a scene.
The core of the earliest Impressionist group was made up of Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The Impressionist style was probably the single most successful and identifiable "movement" ever, and is still widely practiced today.
www.artcyclopedia.com /history/impressionism.html   (189 words)

 Gustave Caillebotte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caillebotte inherited a sizable fortune, including the estate in Yerres, after his father's death in 1874, which funded his patronage of the arts.
His painting style appears to belong to the school of realism, although he helped organize the first impressionist exhibition and enthusiastically collected impressionist works.
At the time of Caillebotte's death, the Impressionists were still largely condemned by the art establishment in France, which was dominated by Academic art and specifically the Académie des beaux-arts.
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 Impressionist artists: Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne, Degas and Gauguin,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
He is recognized as one of the greatest and most independent painters of his period, and is noted for the brilliance of his colour and the intimate charm of his work, which takes in a wide variety of subjects.
Unlike other Impressionists, he was as much interested in painting the human figure or portraits as he was in landscapes; unlike them, too, he did not subordinate composition and form to a fascination with rendering the effect of light.
One of the most famous of all Impressionist works is Renoir's Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette (1876, Musée d'Orsay, Paris), an open-air scene of a café, in which his mastery of figure painting and in representing light is evident.
www.art-and-artist.co.uk /impressionist   (756 words)

 Impressionism and Impressionist Painters
Impressionist painting remains the most attractive period in the history of modern art and the most appreciated by the public.
The Impressionist movement is thus well at the origin of a great artistic revolution, today still the object of studies and analysis, which will be put at the service of a new conception about the role and place of painting in society.
If the Impressionist movement certainly is a group of painters having in common artistic ideas and researches, it also is on a more basic level a movement of painters refused at the Salon and trying to exhibit their works.
www.impressionniste.net /impressionism_history.htm   (3024 words)

 Impressionist Art - framed art prints
The Impressionist artists were drawn together by a desire to bring a new kind of realism to painting, an approach to both technique and subject matter that broke dramatically with the entrenched style of the French Academy.
Impressionist painters shared an acute interest in representing cosmopolitan life, as well as the middle-class leisure pleasures of garden and country, through sophisticated use of scientific color theory and keen attention to the play of light.
Many of the Impressionists were deeply influenced by the work of Edouard Manet (1832-1883), whom they thought of as the first great modern painter.
www.chooseart.net /impressionism.html   (349 words)

 Impressionism --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Whereas the Impressionist painters spontaneously recorded nature in terms of the fugitive effects of colour and light, the Neo-Impressionists applied scientific...
The first steps toward a systematic Impressionist style were taken in France in Monet's coast scenes from 1866 onward, notably the “Terrace” (1866; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City), in which he chose a subject that allowed use of a full palette of primary colour.
His landscape paintings, done in a distinctive impressionist style, are typically glowing and realistic interpretations of nature.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9042220?tocId=9042220   (896 words)

Eventhough they've been attending Philip Craig's Studio for the past few years, their Artworks are impressionist in style but differ from one artist to another.
The impressionist style of painting is characterized chiefly by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light.
Impressionist painting comprises the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques.
www.impressionist.ca   (287 words)

 Mark Harden's Artchive: "Impressionism"
Since they were realists, followers of Courbet and Manet, the Impressionists set out to be "true to nature," a phrase that became their rallying cry.
Impressionist painters like Monet and Renoir recorded each sensation of light with a touch of paint in a little stroke like a comma.
The Impressionists remained realists in the sense that they remained true to their sensations of the object, although they ignored many of the old conventions for representing the object "out there." But truthfulness for the Impressionists lay in their personal and subjective sensations not in the "exact" reproduction of an object for its own sake.
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 WebMuseum: Impressionism
The principal Impressionist painters were Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, and Frédéric Bazille, who worked together, influenced each other, and exhibited together independently.
If, at this stage, Impressionists were becoming appreciated, their situation was still harsh; the Salon was still refusing their paintings, and in 1894, 25 out of 65 artworks donated by Caillebotte to the Luxembourg museum were rejected.
Yet, when Camille Pissarro, the Impressionist patriarch, died in 1903, everybody agreed that this movement was the main XIXth century artistic revolution, and that all its members were among the finest painters.
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 Mary Cassatt, american impressionist
Mary Cassatt was the one of the few female Impressionistic painters and one of the few Americans to break into this group.
Edgar Degas became her most intimate friend, and it was he who invited her to join the group of Impressionists.
Mary Cassatt proved to be an important voice among the Impressionists in ways beyond her art.
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 Impressionist artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Impressionists, or “Independents,” as they preferred to be called, brought together a wide variety of these influences, beliefs, and styles when they first exhibited and met in Paris cafés to discuss art.
He held that the first real look at the motif was likely to be the truest and most unprejudiced one.” The Impressionists thought that painting their experiences was more truthful, and thus more ethical, than copying the art of the past.
Impressionist painters adopted a distinctive style of rapid, broken brushstrokes: lines for people on a busy street, or specks to re-create flowers in a meadow.
www.art-and-artist.co.uk /impressionist-index.htm   (2574 words)

 Search Tuna Report for post impressionist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In the wake of the Impressionist revolution, a new generation of Post-Impressionists pushed the basic pictorial components of color, line, and composition into new psychological and formal territories, influencing many abstract artists of the early 20th century....
In the late 19th century, the Impressionists defied academic tradition in French art with their emphasis on modern subjects, sketchlike technique, and practice of painting in the open air with pure, high-keyed color....
The drawing is on the level of that of an untaught child of seven or eight years old, the sense of colour that of a tea-tray painter, the method that of a schoolboy who wipes his fingers on a slate after spitting on them....
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 Cleveland Museum of Art - Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art Slide Packet
The impressionist artists were motivated by a desire to make art reflect contemporary realities in culture and society.
Like the term impressionism, post-impressionism denotes not a single style, but a variety of movements that developed between 1880 and 1905 as artists sought new subjects and new forms of representation to deepen the meaning of their work, while retaining such basic values of impressionism as concern for contemporary life.
Twentieth-century artists such as Henri Matisse (1869-1954) have further explored the use of pure color, while Cézanne's spatial ideas were developed and transformed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Georges Braque (1882-1963) in their invention of cubism.
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 Bookreporter.com - THE IMPRESSIONIST by Hari Kunzru
Kunzru's novel is set at a historical crossroads, pitting brazen British pride against the burgeoning independence movement in India and serving as a touchstone for the protagonist's complex racial and ethnic identity.
The Impressionist's first incarnation is Pran Nath Razdan, a spoiled teenager raised in the lap of luxury down-river from the Taj Mahal.
The story could be considered a series of vignettes of different characters, all loosely connected together by the Impressionist's will to survive and meld into whatever world he finds himself in --- whether that's the stifling academia of Oxford or the decadence of a jazz club in Paris.
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 The Impressionists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Beginning in 1874, Morisot refused to show her work at the Salon, choosing to join a fledgling group of Impressionist painters that included Degas, who would become Morisot's lifelong friend, as well as Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, and Alfred Sisley.
In doing so, she went against the advice of Édouard Manet, who refused to exhibit with the Impressionists and was determined to make his name at the Salon.
She participated in all of the Impressionist exhibitions save one, in 1877, when she was pregnant with her daughter, Julie, born in 1878.
www.biography.com /impressionists/artists_morisot.html   (712 words)

 RetouchPRO - Impressionist Plug-in: which Front Page?
Impressionist is compatible with Photoshop and various other graphic software.
Impressionist is a plugin (.8bf) + a whole bunch of support files.
Impressionist was part of Image Composer, a separate program that happened to be included in addition to FrontPage.
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 ReadingGroupGuides.com - The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Q: At the turn of the century in a remote corner of India, an English civil servant and a reluctant Hindu bride cross paths during a cataclysmic rainstorm.
Kipling's Kim is a figure that haunts The Impressionist very much - the white boy who can pass as Indian among the bazaars of India and see a side of this exotic location that the English can't.
It was a goldmine of odd information about the texture of life in the British colonies, and so a lot of the book has come out of that sort of reading.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/impressionist2.asp   (1131 words)

 Impressionist Camille Pissarro by art historian Dr. Lori
Pissarro became one of the most influential members of the French Impressionist movement, not only as an artist, but also as a teacher becoming the only artist to participate in all eight Impressionist exhibitions.
Articles panning the exhibition coined the term "Impressionist" as an insult and artistic acceptance was slow to come in Pissarro's lifetime.
An innovative painter of the Impressionist circle, Pissarro was among the first to divide colors, as in his painting, The Garden of Les Mathurins at Pontoise, 1876 (Nelson Atkins Collection, Kansas City, MO).
www.drloriv.com /lectures/pissarro.asp   (849 words)

 Paul Cezanne - (1839 - 1906) - French Post Impressionist
Pissarro was like a father figure and mentor introducing to Cezannne the techniques of Impressionist painting.
However Cezanne reacted against the lack of structure in the Impressionist paintings and said that he intended to make Impressionism into "something solid and durable, like the art of the museums".
It was the essence of all that he had felt had eluded the Impressionists - firmness, solidity, permanence.
www.theartgallery.com.au /cezanne.html   (1440 words)

 The Impressionist Garden Screensaver and Wallpaper - from CD-ROM Access
Rejecting the stylistic and critical conceits of the day, Impressionist artists staged an independent exhibition in 1874 that collected one hundred sixty-five works from thirty artists.
The tag "Impressionist" was hung on the rebellious group by art critic Louis Leroy, whose largely negative review ran just ten days after the opening.
Famous for their seemingly haphazard, scattered brushwork, Impressionist artists laid the groundwork for abstract artists who would come later.
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