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Musee d'Orsay Impressionist Painting Exhibition

Musee d'Orsay Impressionist Painting Exhibition

Impressionist painting - Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe Edouard Manet-7808922

Le Déjeuner Sur l', Herbe Edouard Manet


Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, unusual visual angles, and inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.


Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, as well as a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the naval career originally envisioned for him; he became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the start of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time; he developed his own simple and direct style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters.


Claude Monet

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Impressionist painting - Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe Claude Monet-7808920

Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe

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Impressionist painting -Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe by Claude Monet-7808921

Vincent Van Gogh

Impressionist painting -La Nuit Étoilée Vincent Van Gogh-7808936

La Nuit Étoilée

Impressionist painting - The Church in Auvers-sur-Oise Vincent Van Gogh -7808940

The Church in Auvers-sur-Oise

Impressionist painting - Self Portrait Vincent Van Gogh -7808938

Self Portrait

Impressionist painting -Eugène Boch by Vincent Van Gogh-7808934

Eugène Boch

Vincent Willem van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. Not commercially successful, he struggled with severe depression and poverty, eventually leading to his suicide at age thirty-seven.

Born into an upper-middle class family, Van Gogh drew as a child and was serious, quiet, and thoughtful. As a young man, he worked as an art dealer, often traveling, but became depressed after he was transferred to London. He turned to religion and spent time as a Protestant missionary in southern Belgium. He drifted in ill health and solitude before taking up painting in 1881, having moved back home with his parents. His younger brother Theo supported him financially; the two kept a long correspondence by letter. His early works, mostly still lifes and depictions of peasant labourers, contain few signs of the vivid colour that distinguished his later work. In 1886, he moved to Paris, where he met members of the avant-garde, including Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, who were reacting against the Impressionist sensibility. As his work developed he created a new approach to still lifes and local landscapes. His paintings grew brighter as he developed a style that became fully realised during his stay in Arles in the South of France in 1888. During this period he broadened his subject matter to include series of olive trees, wheat fields and sunflowers.

Impressionist painting Danse à la ville Renoir-7808901

Danse à la ville Renoir

Impressionist painting Danse à la Campagne Renoir-7808903

Danse à la Campagne Renoir

Impressionist painting - L’Absinthe Edgar Degas-7808909

L’Absinthe, Edgar Degas

Impressionist painting - The Dance Class by Edgar Degas -7808919

The Dance Class by Edgar Degas

Impressionist painting -Women at the well Paul Signac -7808884

Women at the well - Paul Signac

Impressionist painting Jeune Fille au Jardin by Mary Cassatt -7808876

Jeune Fille au Jardin by Mary Cassatt

Impressionist painting- Bal du Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir-7808872

Bal du Moulin de la Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Impressionist painting - The Floor Scrapers-7808908
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