Voiles, from Book I of Preludes by Claude Debussy was written during a time when Impressionism and Symbolism were thriving in music, art, literature, and poetry. With symbolism, artists broke away from traditional techniques in order to indirectly evoke specific emotions, images, and concepts without merely describing them. Symbolist poets often used strategic spatial placement, word sizing, and nontraditional grammar in order to add nuance to the meaning of the text. Impressionism was a similar art movement in that it avoided directly depicting images. Some have applied impressionist interpretations to the works of various composers, but impressionism was typically found in paintings where the images looked almost out of focus and oddly cropped, with the juxtaposition of contrasting colors that portrayed the effects of light.
One paints an impression of an hour of the day (Brussat and Brussat, n.d.)." Monet painted more and more paintings of landscapes during 1872-1877, which contributed to impressionism, develop as a group style. During this time, he exhibited most of his work in group shows which dominated impressionism. His most notable art piece illustrating impressionism was the painting done in 1874, known as Impression: Sunrise. In the practice of impressionism, artists use natural methods to add lighting in their artwork.For example, when painting a landscape or an outdoor scene, an impressionist artist works for a short period of time during the day - be it morning, afternoon or evening.
Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir were some of the few artists to experiment with the new artistic style that was once rejected from society. The style of Impressionism consisted of visible strokes of paint on the canvas, with each color not blended. Colors would not be mixed with the adjacent color; rather, it would be distinctively placed side by side to not create the illusion of smooth depth. Gardner also said many Impressionists “recognized the importance of carefully observing and understanding how light and color operate” (Gardner 689). It would create a rough depth in which the eyes have to visually adjust to see its dimensions.
Art is often influenced by history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the French Revolution broke the strong regimes of feudalism to create a revolutionary road. The rapid transformation of the political and economic society makes the French seem to run the lines of history and forget noticing the beautiful meanings of each moment. At this time, art had its own voice. Impressionism
However the art critic did not mean it as a compliment but it gained popularity and in future use, took on a far more respectful connotation. The Impressionist movement transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Not only did he lead the French impressionist movement but he also led the way to twentieth-century modernism by developing a unique style that strove to capture, on canvas, the very act of perceiving nature. Impressionism continues to be one of the most reproduced styles of art for popular consumption and this can all be brought back to Monet and those inspired by him. Monet’s lead role in this period of time has lead to him being widely recognized for his participation and has made his work more popular because it represents a great period of
It uses musical ideas to represent concepts without having to use sung words. Prominent examples of a programmatic works include Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony - where it is a musical description of ascending and descending a mountain, Modest Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – inspired by the paintings and watercolours of artist, Hartmann who was a close friend of Mussorgsky. The piece in focus would be Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. We will be focusing on his artistic influences from literature that influenced the story of his Symphonie Fantastique. When Hector Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique, or Fantasy Symphony, in 1830, he was greatly inspired by Shakespeare 's work, Hamlet but more specifically, he was swept away by the likes of Irish Actress, Harriet Smithson.
In the same year, he responded to Cezanne’s experiments with his highly avant garde by that time painting called Le Bonheur De Vivre (The Joy of Life). Hi did borrow from Cezanne the idea of theatrical stylization: his painting also looks like a cheap theatrical curtain with its out of perspective nude figures whose postures refer to the famous paintings of the past. Matisse’s painting is very sensual and wildly erotic, it uses the typical for Fauvism wild color palette. The forms of the surrounding environment (shapes of trees at the pastoral) replicate the curves of the nudes. Same as Sezanne’s painting, The Joy of Life is highly cheap-decorative, abstract, it takes the Cezanne’s image deconstruction ideas further – it dissolves the objects and blends them into the environment.
Main Authors: Claude Monet: Is the true promoter of Impressionism, which always remained faithful. Born in Paris in 1840, spent most of his childhood in Le Havre, where he studied drawing in his teens with Eugène Louis Boudin. By 1859 Monet had firmly decided to start his career as an artist for what he spent long periods in Paris. In the 1860s he was associated with the pre-impressionist painter Édouard Manet and other French painters who would later form the impressionist school like Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Monet painted working outdoors, landscapes and scenes of contemporary bourgeois society, and began to have some success at official exhibitions.
“Men screams from the depths of his soul” . Theatre was not the only art that was applied in Expressionism; in fact visual art was used first when a French painter called Julien-Auguste Hervé started to use it to distinguish his work from impressionism in 1911. However, theatre took a more important role in Germany’s culture than the visual arts, because theatre was active. What distinguishes expressionism in theatre with any other arts is that it is alive; it gave the audience the chance to “read” the performance as a text about the contemporary state of the German Culture. This distinction is very important for the understanding of what the theatrical expressionism attempted to do in its use of the stage and
Introductory paragraph Jean-Baptiste Lully created a unique French opera and his tragedie-lyrique Armide is a prime example of his use of French tradition. French opera was exceedingly different in performance practice from Italian opera. At the beginning of the eighteenth-century, Francois Raguenet and Jean-Laurent Lecerf published treatises criticizing and praising French style opera. Their praise and criticism can be applied to Lully’s Armide to demonstrate the controversial issues raised by Raguenet and Lecerf. French tradition and King Louis XIV’s absolute monarchy are foremost influencers of Lully’s tragedie-lyrique.