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Painting Techniques Used In Impressionism

Impressionism is considered to be the first distinctly modern art movement. It started in the 1860s in Paris and then spread all over Europe and the U.S. At that time, the generally accepted method of painting was photo-quality realism - the artists created a highly blended finish with invisible brushstrokes, taking their time to finish the artwork in a matter of days, months, or even years. Impressionists, on the other hand, wanted to capture the momentary effect of a scene - an impression of it, usually finishing the painting in one session. The subject of an impressionist painting is a landscape, an everyday scene, or still life of everyday items. Light is essential to impressionists, so they left their studios...

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Where Does The Name "Impressionism" Come From

I was lucky enough to have the chance to visit the National Gallery in London in the summer of 2021. It was the first time when I had the opportunity to see with my own eyes the works of Rubens, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Picasso, Gaugain… And then, of course, there were the Impressionists. Monet, Cezanne, Degas - what more can a landscape artist like myself dream of? Strangely enough, the Impressionist movement owes its name to one of its critics. On 25 April 1874, after visiting the exhibition organised by the “Anonymous society of painters, sculptors and engravers”, French journalist and art critic Louis Leroy wrote a review on the event, which was printed in the satirical newspaper he was...

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Pushkin House Modern Impressionism Video Time-Lapse

This video time-lapse was recorded at the house where the renown Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin has spent his time during his exile in Moldova.  It was was painted en plein air, in Chisinau the capital of Moldova. I'm happy to have been blessed with a sunny day during this modern impressionism oil painting session. Enjoy watching: The painting and can be viewed here:  

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How to choose the best frame for a painting

The color and finish of a frame may emphasize the artwork and at the same time complement the interior design of your home. Ornate frames are compatible with darker interiors and especially with houses that are more traditional or feature a Victorian style.

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Modern Impressionism

It’s a fact that art cannot be an act of mimicry. It has to be something more, otherwise the artist would not be considered more than an imperfect camera. Since the forefathers of the impressionists, such as Monet, Renoir and Sisley, modern impressionists continue the legacy of transposing light onto canvas. The true beauty of the world comes from natural landscapes. The impressionist landscape is probably the most honest way to depict the beauty of nature. After I’ve quit my experiments with abstract art a few years ago, I have realised that it is better to reconnect with nature and make a habit from painting en plein air. Modern impressionism is at the core of my artistic journey at this point...

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