- An art movement and
style of painting
that started in France during the 1860s. Impressionist artists
tried to paint candid glimpses
of their subjects showing
the effects of sunlight on things at different times of day. The
leaders of this movement were:
Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917),
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), and Pierre Renoir (French, 1841-1919).
Some of the early work of Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906)
fits into this style, though his later work so transcends it that
it belongs to another movement known as Post-Impressionism.
Examples of Impressionist artworks
are displayed on four pages:
Impressionists: Mary Cassatt (American, 1845-1926), Julian
Alden Weir (American, 1852-1919), John Henry Twachtman (American,
1853-1902), Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935), Frederick Carl
Frieseke (American, 1874-1939), and others
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Weather and atmosphere
"When this girl at the art museum
asked me whom I liked better, Monet or Manet, I said, 'I like
mayonnaise.' She just stared at me, so I said it again, louder.
Then she left. I guess she went to try to find some mayonnaise
Jack Handey, contemporary American comedian. [Is
Jack Handey actually a pseudonym?] Deep Thoughts.
"Recently a guy in Paris nearly got
away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. But, after
taking them off the walls and eluding the guards, he was captured
only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked
how he could mastermind such a theft and then make such a blunder,
he replied: 'I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.'"
A joke shared by Nancy Sojka, of Decorah, IA, by email to ArtsEdNet's
listserve, November, 1997.