The Influence Of Impressionism

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Alfred de Musset – 19th Century French novelist wrote this quote for his play in French as “Les grands artists n’ont pas de patrie”, it translated in English as “Great artists have no country”.
From Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, WH Turner, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol what do they have on common, apart from being some of the greatest artists in the world as we all know and being leaders of their art movements? (pause…) They obsessed with volume and conscious learning and they all created what they loved! They studied fundamental classical art and then later on were open to influences from others. They masterpieces are not bounded by space or time. Their works are infinite and timeless. These
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They violated the roles of academic painting. They constructed their pictures from freely brushed colours that took precedence over lines and contours. The public, at first hostile, gradually came to believe that the Impressionists had captured a fresh and original vision, even if the art critics at the time disapproved of the new style. As the influence of Impressionism spread beyond France, artist around the world became identified as practitioners of the new styles. Impressionism is still being practiced by modern artists in this day and age. When you see a Monet’s masterpiece, like one of his famous The Water Lily Pond (Les Nymphếas) paintings, the vivid colour, and the unique brushstroke fixates you and speaks to you in the language that translation is not required. This is infinite.
Shall we look at a different art form – opera? Does it really matter if we watch Madame Butterfly now or in the 19the Century right after Puccini finished composing? Does it really matter if we watch it at Sydney Opera house or from a television in the comfort of our own home? Does it really matter if we understand Italian or not? Perhaps it does a little, but one thing undeniable is that the opera is highly accessible and listenable. You will be touched by her heartbreaking story pared with the most beautiful music ever written. This masterpiece is

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