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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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