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.
His greatest contribution to art is the cultivation of the modern art concept, known as 'impressionism'(Claude Monet, 2004). It is an artistic philosophy which changed the then accepted perception of color and light.His artistic style is characterized by the use of feathery strokes of the paint brush to depict the play of light with respect to the time. He believed that depicting 'time' in a painting is more important than the 'plot', and was interested in using his painting to capture the feel of the moment. As per Monet "One does not paint countryside, a view, a figure. One paints an impression of an hour of the day (Brussat and Brussat, n.d.)."
Picasso was Spanish; however, he produced his first cubist painting in France, Avignon. He moved to Paris to search for people who would buy his art works. Picasso later became famous and produced many art pieces in cubist style. He survived the First World War. After the war, Picasso did not do as much art works in cubist style as before, however, he still continued.
Through the use of color, Matisse shows the viewer his mental mindset, his emotions, while creating this painting which adds a subjective lens to his interpretation of the subjects. The intense colors illustrate a “feeling” that would not otherwise come through if the colors were directly representational of the real natural world. The bright colors seem to evoke a sense of happiness and pleasure. There is a sense that everything occurring in the picture is alright and everybody is enjoying themselves. This painting has Matisse’s identity tied with it because it represents his individual depiction of the scene.
He painted only the things that appeal to him in a scene overlooking the less attractive details. Impressionist artists often are realistic concerned in what is truly there, particularly in positions of light. People claimed that Renoir gives something that is not really there and he paints what he wants to see. But, the most fascinating thing about his style is that you can feel an emotion, a movement of a scene and sense the atmosphere. During his life and his studies of art in Paris, he made some artist friends like Monet, Sisley and Bazille.
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.
The first difference between Monet’s garden and Picasso’s garden is artist’s background information. Background information is a general fact of the artist himself, which will provide audiences the better interpretation of painting toward each unique painting style. Claude Monet, French artist, was one of the pioneers of impressionism in 1860s, mostly created his artworks in a well-known “plein-air” painting style (Perry, 1927). Impressionism, in fact, derived from his artwork entitled “Impression, Sunrise” which gave its impression in terms of conveying feeling to most viewers as they were in the same situation (Dempsey, 2002). In general, impressionist art focuses on capturing the natural surroundings in a brief moment and shows in a rough style of painting (Grant, 2010).
The following essay is a study of Claude Monet and his role in the Impressionist Art Movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. I aim to discuss the role Monet played in the establishment of impressionism, the early influences of the movement and also to discuss the theory and principles of impressionism. As well I will divulge into the reasoning as to why Monet was such a driving force behind this great art movement of the early 20th century. Another element I will be talking about is of course of course Monets art work itself and how society viewed his art at the time which at the start was laughed upon. Altogether I will be looking at the cultural impact Claude Monet and the Impressionist movement had on the world of art.
In this essay, Edvard Munch’s paintings were explored to define how his fine arts are shown in his perspective of people’s lives in 19th to 20th century. In order to explain this, he used many connotations in the art by using art styles and techniques. Surrealism was one of his techniques of connotation to show the way to interpret people’s lives. He shows
In the painting the drapes are used to point out the painter`s departure from the traditional form of painting. In the era of Renaissance, the painters perfected the ideal of the human form but Picasso approach to the distortion of the ideal human form led to the remarkable work of art . The painting can be seen as a reflection of the artist`s fear of venereal disease, his perception of mysteriousness of sexual energy and his private affairs with women. The painting consists of an element of psychological anxiety communicated by the masked figures. The effort of labour that Picasso indulged in painting Les Demoiselles D Avignon which is although said to be incomplete work has definitely led to a certain sense of liberation of the artist through his work ,Les Demoiselles DAvignon.