Saturday, January 21, 2017

Impressionism in Art

I really enjoyed looking at the artwork Ms. Quinet displayed in class yesterday, specifically the impressionists' paintings. One significant detail of Impressionism is that it represents a moment in time. Often, paintings look as if they're in motion. It is similar to photography in the sense that at any moment, the scene could change. I thought the usage of light and contrast were interesting as well. Also, nature was vividly depicted in several of the pieces we looked at. I think all these aspects really contribute to the uniqueness of Impressionism.

5 comments:

Rickeia Coleman said...

I thought the best pieces of art were those that combined techniques of realism and Impressionism even if the artists didn't realize they were incorporating techniques from different groups of art. As Ms Quinet said there was no set in stone time where the art shifted and it was a gradual process. I particularly enjoyed the works of Monet because I never realized how crucial lighting was in the meaning of a piece. Monet successfully captured different moments in time by changing little things like the lighting or the perspective but it was still the same piece. Even though the impressionist movement didn't really have the clear cut defined techniques that we see today, I still enjoyed viewing the movement as a part of Art History.

Julia Scofield said...

I personally loved Monets work. I like how he encorporates the beauty of nature into many of his pieces while still capturing the specific moment. He also was able to encorporate this beauty with the industrialism of the time. The trains fit well into the area and the glass of the train station blended into the the mountain and fog as well.

Savannah Watermeier said...

I also like that there is a connection between impressionism and a photograph. I thought it was funny how some of the faces in Monet's paintings were like "what are you looking at?" It is exactly the face someone would make when their picture is being taken without their permission. Perhaps impressionism gave rise to the idea to invent the camera. I also liked how Monet used nature in his works. Even though he painted trains, he also painted their larger landscapes and surroundings. He stayed true to what the Earth looked like.

Bailey Taylor said...

I really loved how there were no harsh lines the blurriness makes the painting much more interesting. It is a moment in time which i feel is much more relatable. You can feel what is going on at that time. I really enjoyed those paintings.

Luke Jeanfreau said...

I really appreciated the different ways that trains were portrayed. In some paintings they seemed menacing, yet in others they fit in seamlessly. The coolest part was that very subtle differences caused these feelings. A lot of it was dependent on a slight change in color.