While painting on canvas often slows life right down, paper works were frequently the stuff of sketchbooks, not necessarily labored over in some studio.
A new study posits that rising smog levels in 19th-century London and Paris likely played a role in blurring the lines of realism.
A poll showed that 83% of Musée d’Orsay visitors think the two French artists are the same person.
Jan Robert Leegte’s work demonstrates how today, as 150 years ago, low-res messages are meant to be experienced and enjoyed in the least amount of time.
Pretty much all of the Impressionists fit the Insta mold. They mastered capturing the individual elements that could inspire envy and endless imitation.
“If the world is to be saved, it will be the women who save it,” said the American Impressionist, who led a headstrong life as a woman abroad.
Sarazin de Belmont was a rare talent: a self-funded artist and a woman who broke the courtly codes to travel unchaperoned for several years as she created open-air landscapes on the Italian peninsula and the French Pyrenees.
On view at the Tate Modern, Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory focuses on the French Post-Impressionist’s mature work, from 1912, when color became his chief concern, until his death in 1947.
As artists like Georges Seurat and Claude Monet were capturing the refinement of European gardens in quick brushstrokes, so did American Impressionists like Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase turn to the cultivated landscapes around them for inspiration.
GREENWICH, Conn. — Everything was illuminated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, from 5,000 electric lamps igniting the Eiffel Tower to the Grand Waterfall, a cascading fountain animated by colored lights.
Bruce Museum’s ‘Electric Paris’ features approximately fifty paintings, photographs, and drawings that explore the influence of artificial lighting on the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Expect a mix of European and American masters: Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among many more.
LONDON — Impressionism is easily one of, if not the most, accessible and universally enjoyed art movements.