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Survey of Art 1B
Impressionism
 

Fast Facts

Impressionism is a product of Positivist thinking as evidenced by the scientific examination of light. Impressionists examined nature then recorded their individual perceptions of light and color. Their paintings are suggestions of reality rather than a recreation or replica of reality, an object or scene. Each work is one artists' intuitive response to nature, i.e. the transitory effect of light on water, the natural properties of light.

 

 

Picture of "Luncheon on the Grass" by Manet

Luncheon on the Grass, 1863

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Artist: Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
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Picture of "Olympia" by Manet

Olympia,1865

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Artist: Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
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Picture of "The Railroad" by Manet

The Railroad,1872

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Artist: Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
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Picture of "Bar at the Follies" by Manet

Bar at the Follies, 1881

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Artist: Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
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Picture of "Impressions Sunrise" by Monet

Impressions: Sunrise, 1873

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "Woman with Parasol" by Monet

Woman with Parasol, 1875

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "Terrace at Sainte-Adresse" by Monet

Terrace at Sainte-Adresse, 1866-1867

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "St. Lazare Station" by Monet

St. Lazare Station, 1877

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "Rouen Cathedral" by Monet

Rouen Cathedral - full sunlight, 1893

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "Haystack" by Monet

Haystack, 1891

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "Waterlillies" by Monet

Waterlillies, 1906

Artist: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
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Picture of "The Dance Class" by Degas

The Dance Class, 1873

Artist: Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
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Picture of "Absinthe" by Degas

Absinthe, 1876

Artist: Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
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Picture of "The Little Dancer " by Degas

The Little Dancer, Fourteen Years Old, 1881

Artist: Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
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Picture of "A Girl with a Watering Can" by Renoir

A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876

Artist: Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
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Picture of "Le Moulin de la Galette" by Renoir

Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876

Artist: Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
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Picture of "The Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Renoir

The Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881

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Artist: Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
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Picture of "La Toilette" by Cassatt

La Toilette, 1891

Artist: Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
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Picture of "The Boating Party" by Cassatt

The Boating Party, 1893

Artist: Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)
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Picture of "Place de'l Opera: Morning Sunshine" Pissarro

Place de'l Opera: Morning Sunshine, 1898

Artist: Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
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Picture of "Monmartre - Night" Pissarro

Montmartre - Night,1899

Artist: Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
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