The Importance Of Visual Art

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Throughout the centuries visual art has played a vital role in betraying the importance of religion, politics, and social change; which also had great influence on artists and their artwork. When viewing art work from different centuries, there is a strong sense of what was important during that art movement. Up until impressionism the visual arts were dominated by religion, politics, and social change. Impressionism and post-impressionism were the first art forms to shy away from normality and paint nature, objects, and emotions. The art movement of impressionism took place during the late 1800’s in Paris, France. During the first half of the 18th century, The French Revolution had embraced a new faith in man and reaching ones fullest potential (Impressionism 2001). This newfound faith in mankind had afforded artists freedom to create art work like never before. Although, freedom was embraced in the art world, it did not mean that people were receptive to the new art style. Impressionist had to struggle to be taken seriously, so some of the founding fathers of impressionism such as, Claude Monet, Edger Degas, and Camille Pissarro founded the group “The Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Printmakers”. The group would set-up exhibitions throughout Paris to showcase their artwork; which eventually grew notoriety and founded a new art movement. Impressionist use their newfound freedom to paint what they desired and did so with focusing on nature, landscapes, urban
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