The Lady In The Red Hat
The impressionist style of painting is characterized chiefly by
concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object
and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate
actual reflected light.
Impressionism, French Impressionnisme, a major movement, first
in painting and later in music, that developed chiefly in France
during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Impressionist painting
comprises the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a group
of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques.
The most conspicuous characteristic of Impressionism was an attempt
to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of
transient effects of light and colour. The principal Impressionist
painters were Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro,
Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, and Frédéric
Bazille, who worked together, influenced each other, and exhibited
together independently. Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne also
painted in an Impressionist style for a time in the early 1870s.
The established painter Édouard Manet, whose work in the
1860s greatly influenced Monet and others of the group, himself
adopted the Impressionist approach about 1873.
Manet influenced the development of impressionism. He painted
everyday objects. Pissaro and Sisley painted the French countryside
and river scenes. Degas enjoyed painting ballet dancers and horse
races. Morisot painted women doing everyday things. Renoir painted
on china before he became an artist on canvas. His forte was blending
portraits into a landscape background. Monet was interested in light
and subtleties of atmosphere changing effects to light. He coined
the word `impression’ in an interview given on his painting
La Havre – that led to Impressionist!
They have succeeded in breaking down sunlight into its rays, its
elements, and to reconstitute its unity by means of great harmony
of spectrum colors which they spread on their canvasses. The most
learned physicist could find nothing to criticize in their analysis
“I am within the soul of giants through my interpretations.”
The soul being my imaginative nature experiencing reflection,
speculation, dream, image and fantasy. A mode recognizing all realities,
primarily, metaphorically or symbolically. Frederic Bazille, Gustav
Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin, Vincent
Van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Jacob Pissaro,
Claude Monet, Pierre- Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Alfred Sisley,
All of Elizabeth Eden's Gallery paintings are original oils on
canvas. All Indian paintings are originals: The Rance Hood's are
when Rance was 19±. The Archie Blackowls circa 1932-36.