Essay – painting analysis & reflection
The Impressionism movement is associated with any work of artwork. In France, the Impressionism movement started in the early 1860s. It lasted until 1890. Impressionists tried to catch the fleeting effect of color, light, and atmosphere by using vibrant colors, unfinished shapes, and loose brushstrokes. Landscapes, portraits and other subjects were all part of the impressionists’ repertoire. However, they shared a common sense spontaneity.
Impressionist pieces used ordinary objects as their subjects – such as figures in outdoor scenes or still lifes – rather than grand historical events or religious themes favored by traditional artists. The artists also painted outside (plein air painting), so that they could capture the changing light conditions in one sitting. Impressionists also tried new techniques, such as mixing pointillism or broad brushstrokes with impasto painting to emphasize certain parts of the picture.
Impressionsim has been heralded for its vivid portrayal of everyday life and its creative approach to depicting nature’s ever-changing beauty – something many modern painters aspire to emulate today when creating their own works of art. This style has been particularly influential on contemporary art movements such as Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Abstract Expressionism due its emphasis on capturing emotion over realism – something these movements continue explore within their own distinct styles.