Impressionist Self Visual Analysis

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My final project consists of two self-portraits, each which portrays the influence of the historical art movements called Impressionism and Analytic Cubism. Among the numerous art mediums, I chose acrylic paint, and my inspiration for painting in an Impressionist style comes from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. For my analytical cubism painting my inspiration came from both Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque with their emphasis on geometrical shapes.
According to Gardner, Impressionism was an art movement born in late-19th-century in Paris (Gardner 687). 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.
In my Impressionist self-portrait, I used a flat square brush to
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Impressionism had a distinct style that was once frowned upon by society but eventually became accepted. The art style is created by doing quick brush strokes of unmixed color on canvas. The brush strokes are not blended, and it would still display depth based on dark and light hues. The founding fathers of Cubism were Braque and Picasso, who invented Analytic Cubism. Analytic Cubism is identified by the usage of strong geometrical shapes that forces the viewer to guess the portrait’s intention by breaking organic shapes to sharp geometrical

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