Modern Art - Impressionism
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Monet stayed at the Savoy Hotel in London and would paint the Waterloo Bridge in the morning and the Charing Cross Bridge in the afternoon. Later in the day, he would leave the hotel and go to St. Thomas' Hospital from which he would paint the Houses of Parliament at sunset, the most celebrated paintings in the series. Monet painted the same view over and over again and yet no painting is the same. With every moment the light changes everything except the solid objects changes. The sun moves behind a cloud, a fog rolls in etc.
Impressionism heralds the beginning of Modern Art
What invention in 1841 do you think freed artists like Monet from working in their studios?
b. portable tent like studio
c. paint in a tube
d. mobile phone
characteristics of impressionism
small, broken brushtrokes to simulate the effects of light
painted 'plein-air' ie. outdoors
textured paints, emphasis on atmosphere not details
I so love London! But I only love it in the winter. It's nice in the summer, but nothing like it is in winter with the fog, for without the fog London wouldn't be a beautiful city. It's the fog that gives it its magnificent breadth. Those massive, regular blocks become grandiose within that mysterious cloak