The Impressionists BBC

The Impressionists BBC

Based on archive letters, records and interviews from the time, the series records the lives of the artists who were to transform the art world. A tale of poverty and of a struggle for recognition, set against a backdrop of war and revolution.

At the heart is the brotherhood of artists, bonded by enduring friendships and their commitment to a new type of art. The story is led by the paintings. Some of the world’s most memorable art works are recreated, following the same techniques that the artists used at the time……Wiki

The Impressionist, a three part series by the BBC is good basic TV with education of the arts and art history in mind.

Impressionist Artists

Photography caused impressionism as well as technology. Photos negated the need for realistic photos and put many portrait artists out of business. The technology of paint in tubes meant that artists could paint outdoors in “plein air”.  Photos negated the need for realistic photos and put many portrait artists out of business. The technology of paint in tubes meant that artists could paint outdoors in “plein air”.
Says Wiki: Says Wiki:
Critic and humorist Louis Leroy wrote a scathing review in the newspaper Le Charivari in which, making wordplay with the title of Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), he gave the artists the name by which they became known. Critic and humorist Louis Leroy wrote a scathing review in the newspaper Le Charivari in which, making wordplay with the title of Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), he gave the artists the name by which they became known.
Impressionism is whimsical and colorful. It goes well with ladies and parasols and began arts journey away from representation and toward discovery.




Frederick Carl Frieseke Impressionism

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Mary Cassatt Impressionism

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