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What is Impressionism? A movement in French painting
What else is it sometimes called? Optical Realism
Why is the word OPTICAL used in the phrase OPTICAL Realism? Because of the artists' interest in the effect of light and movement on the appearance of objects
Why is the word REALISM used in the phrase Optical REALISM? Because of the artists' interest in actual visual experience
What was the Impressionist motto? The human eye is a marvellous instrument
What was at the core of Impressionist art? Fascination with light and movement
How are the effects of surface texture achieved? Brush marks using painterly technique
When did Impressionism begin? The mid 1800s
How was Impressionism different to other art of the time? Artists were less concerned with REALISTIC DETAIL and more concerned with the EFFECTS OF LIGHT
Where did the Impressionist Artists prefer to work? OUTSIDE in the open air
Where did other artists usually prefer to work? INSIDE in a studio
Which Impressionist artist painted images of the same scenes in different weather and at different times of the day? Monet
Which Impressionist artist painted images of ballerinas and also jockeys on racing horses? Degas
Which Impressionist artist painted images of Parisiennes enjoying each others’ company? Renoir
Which Impressionist artist painted images using angled blocks of colour?
Created by: artyspice