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.




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