So Many …isms, Part 2
This blog post is going to concentrate on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (both Modern Art Movements) and the contemporary artists who paint in the style.
Impressionism developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Characteristics of the techniques include: short, broken brushstrokes that barely convey forms, pure unblended colors, and an emphasis on the effects of light. Impressionistic artists rejected the academic styles of the time, to pursue different subject matter and techniques. A good article on the history of Impressionism can be found here.
While contemporary impressionistic artists are not part of the original movement, they use styles and techniques developed during that time.
- Breakwater Reflections 3 by Kathleen Piscioneri
- Autumn River by Yvonne Wagner
- Lavender Landscape by The Art of Venus
In the late 1880s, a group of young painters sought independent artistic styles for expressing emotions rather than simply optical impressions (i.e. Impressionism), concentrating on themes of deeper symbolism. The artist did not view themselves as part of a collective movement at the time, they were simply pursuing a unique means of artistic expression. More information about Post-Impressionism can be found here.
Here are some contemporary artists using techniques developed during the Post-Impressionism period of art.
- Storm Coming by Irina Kovnacka
- Mountains in New Mexico by S.G. Smith
- Front Yard Irises by Jennifer Smithwell