Impressionism, Claude Monet and Paul Cezanne
The 19th century Impressionist art movement originated with a group of artists from Paris, that came under harsh opposition from the conventional art community. Impressionist artists were more interested in painting everyday life than recreating historical scenes. They were interested in the “impression” of the scene.
In this week students will learn and experience what the Impressionist movements
characteristics are, for example: how the changing of something as simple as
time can create different looks and emotions. We will study work created by
Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul
Cezanne, and create work influenced by them.
This course will serve as an introduction to the Impressionist movement. Students
will create artwork using paint, collage, pastels and other mediums. They will critique their own work and the work of their peers as well as compare and contrast famous Impressionist works.
Course Objectives students will
• Recognize the characteristics of the work from the Impressionist movement.
• Analyze work created by Impressionist artists and how it differs from other art movements.
• Create Impressionist style work in traditional mediums.
• Apply principles of Impressionism to their own work.
• Compare their work with other students and the work of Impressionist artists in a critique setting.