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Impressionism : Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society
Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society

Color Your Own Impressionist Paintings
Color Your Own
Impressionist Paintings

Women Impressionists: A Sourcebook
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Caricature of the First Impressionist Exhibition in Paris, 'Revolution in Painting!, Giclee Print
French Women were
warned their pregnancy
would be in jeopardy
if they looked at these
new, dangerous paintings.

IMPRESSIONISTS
Frédéric Bazille
Marie Bracquemond
Mary Cassatt
Gustave Caillebotte
Paul Cezanne
Edgar Degas
Giuseppe De Nittis
Eva Gonzales
Armand Guillaumin
Childe Hassam
Edouard Manet
Claude Monet
Berthe Morisot
Camile Pissarro
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Alfred Sisley

The term “Impressionism” was coined to describe the work of painters who strove to capture the changing qualities of light in time using visible brushstrokes of light and pure hues, letting the viewer's eye mix the colors.

The artists who became known as the Impressionists broke the traditional rule of the French Académie des beaux-arts (Academy of Fine Arts) when they emphasized day-to-day existence rather than the structured religious, historic and allegorical subjects.

The Impressionist chose to paint outdoors (plein-air) to experience the light and incorporated open compositions with surprising angles that suggested the “snapshots” of a camera - that new invention which allowed anyone, not just a trained artist, to create a picture with light.



Family Reunion on the Terrace, Giclee Print - Brazille
Family Reunion
on the Terrace,
Giclee Print

Jean Frédéric Bazille
b. 12-6-1841; Montpellier, France
d. 11-28-1870; Franco-Prussian war casualty

Bazille came from a wealthy family of art patrons and, even as a student of Swiss painter Charles Gleyre in Paris, was able to give support to some fellow students such as Renoir, Sisley and Monet. Bazille's best known painting is Family Reunion (1867-68).

Bazille: Purity, Pose, and Painting in the 1860s


On the Terrace at Sevres, 1880, Giclee Print, Marie Bracquemond
Marie Bracquemond
On the Terrace
at Sevres, 1880,
Giclee Print

Marie Bracquemond
b. 12-1-1840; near Quimper, Finistère, France
d. 1-17-1916; Paris

Marie Bracquemond was a French Impressionist painter overshadowed, and pushed into the shadows, by her better known artist husband, Felix.


Paris Street Rainy Day, Giclee Print
Paris Street
Rainy Day,
Giclee Print

Gustave Caillebotte
b. 8-19-1848; Paris, France
d. 2-21-1894; France

Caillebotte was best remembered as a stamp collector, yacht engineer and supporter of the arts. He is now recognized as having made signifcant contributions as a painter in his own right.

The piece Paris Street on a Rainy Day depicts the Place de Dublin, an intersection near the Gare Saint-Lazare, a railroad station in north Paris. Photography influenced the work - the closest figures were painted to appear out of focus, the middle ground figures with sharper edges, and the background is less distinct.

Gustave Caillebotte


Young Mother Sewing, Giclee Print
Young Mother
Sewing,
Giclee Print

Mary Cassatt
b. 5-22-1844; Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
d. 6-14-1926; France

Mary Cassatt, best known for her work depicting mothers, children and domestic situations, was the only American to exhibit with the Impressionists.

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Self Portrait, Paul Cezanne, Giclee Print
Self Portrait,
Paul Cezanne,
Giclee Print

Paul Cezanne
b. 1-19-1839; Aix-en-Provence
d. 10-22-1906; France

Paul Cezanne is most often thought of as a post-Impressionist, and the bridge between the Impressionists and Cubism, however he had a deep friendship with Camille Pissarro and painted with Renoir.

Cezanne at Amazon.com


Race Horses in Front of the Grandstand, Giclee Print
Race Horses in Front
of the Grandstand,
Edgar Degas,
Giclee Print

Edgar Degas
b. 7-19-1834; Paris, France
d. 9-27-1917

Though Degas thought of himself as a “Realist” with Corot and Courbet, he is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism because of his experimentation with color and form, “off-centered” compositions, scenes of daily life, and friendship with Mary Cassatt and Edouard Manet. Over half of Degas large body of works of art were of dancers.

Edgar Degas quotes ~
• “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
• “It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.”
• “No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.”
• “It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.”
• “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”
• “One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.”

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The Rain of Ashes, 1872, Giuseppe De Nittis, Giclee Print
The Rain of Ashes,
1872
Giclee Print

Giuseppe De Nittis
b. 2-25-1846; Barletta, Italy
d. 8-12-1884 (stroke)

Giuseppe De Nittis, an Italian painter whose work merged the styles of Salon art and Impressionism, was invited to exhibit at the first show of the Impressionists.

After being expelled from the Instituto di Belle Arti in Naples for insubordination, De Nittis exhibited two paintings at the 1864 Neapolitan Promotrice. He painted several views of Vesuvius' 1872 eruption.


Portrait of a Girl Holding a Sparrow, Eva Gonzales, Giclee Print
Portrait of a Girl
Holding a Sparrow,
Eva Gonzales,
Giclee Print

Eva Gonzales
b. 4-19-1849; Paris, France
d. 5-6-1883; childbirth complications

Eva Gonzales, the only formal student of Manet, is considered an Impressionist though she never exhibited with the group (following her teacher's lead). She often used her sister, as well as her husband, as models.

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Setting Sun at Ivry, circa 1872-73, Armand Guillaumin, Giclee Print
Setting Sun at Ivry,
circa 1872-73,
Armand Guillaumin,
Giclee Print

Armand Guillaumin
b. 2-16-1841; Paris, France
d. 6-26-1927

Armand Guillaumin, while not the best known Impressionist, actively participated in the life of the art and Impressionist community and had close friendships with Camille Pissarro, Cezanne, and van Gogh. Though he could not support himself with his art, Guillaumin never abandoned his passion, choosing to work nights so he could paint during the day.

Armand Guillaumin Exhibit Catalogue Monograph


Allies Day, May 1917, Art Print - Childe Hassam
Allies Day, May 1917,
Art Print

Childe Hassam
b. 10-17-1859; Boston, MA
d. 8-27-1935; East Hampton, NY

Frederick Childe Hassam was an American Impressionist painter.

Childe Hassam, American Impressionist


The Impressionists - Edouard Manet - Gare Saint-Lazare
The Impressionist
Art Education Poster
Gare Saint-Lazare
Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet -
b. 1-23-1832; Paris, France
d. 4-30-1883; Paris

Manet's body of work is evidence of the transition of seeing and expression from Realism to Impressionism. He choice of subjects from the events of the day and emphasis on the arrangement of space and form, mark the beginning of modern art.

Edouard Manet quotes ~
• “You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real.”
• “It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.”
• “No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else.”
• “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.”
• “Black is not a color.”
• “The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me... People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.”
• “This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man.”

Edouard Manet at Amazon.com
• 'The Fifer' print


Rouen Cathedral in the Afternoon (The Gate in Full Sun), 1892-94, Giclee Print
Rouen Cathedral
in the Afternoon
1892-94,.
Giclee Print

Claude Monet
b. 11-14-1840; Paris, France
d. 12-5-1926; Giverny

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Reading, Berthe Morisot, Art Print
Reading
Art Print

Berthe Morisot
b. 1-14-1841; Bourges, France
d. 3-2-1895; France

Berthe Morisot exhibited in the official Paris Académie des beaux-arts beginning in 1864 until 1874 when she joined with the rejected artists who formed the first Impressionist exhibit.

Morisot was friends with Edouard Manet, introducing him to plein air painting. Morisot married Eugene Manet, brother of Edouard.

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The Garden of les Mathurins at Pontoise, 1876, Camile Pissarro, Art Print
The Garden of les
Mathurins at Pontoise,
1876, Art Print

Camille Pissarro -
b. 7-10-1830; St. Thomas (now US Virgin Islands)
d. 11-13-1903; France

Pissarro is known as the “Father of Impressionism”, painting rural and urban landscapes from Pontoise and Montmartre, as well as peasants and laborers revealing his radical political leanings.

Pissarro listed himself as a student of Corot and was a mentor to Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin.

The Impressionists - Camile Pissarro - Boulevard des Italiens, Art Print
The Impressionists -
Camile Pissarro -
Boulevard des Italiens,
Art Print






Camille Pissarro “Autumn”
Camile Pissarro at Amazon.com


Girl with a Watering Can, Art Print - Pierre Auguste Renoir
Girl with a Watering Can,
Art Print

Pierre Auguste Renoir
b. 2-25-1841; Limoges, France
d. 12-3-1919; France

Pierre Auguste Renoir was one of the founding Impressionists and a student of Charles Gleyre where he met Bazille, Monet and Sisley.

Renoir's works are notable for vibrant light and saturated color, focusing primarily on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude is one of Renoir's favorite subjects. One of his models, Suzanne Valadon, became a noted painter in her own right.

As a boy Renoir worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to him to painting designs on fine china and decorating fans as well as painting hangings for overseas missionaries.

FYI ~ Chatou is a commune, or village, in the western suburbs of Paris, along the Seine River.

Pierre Auguste Renoir at Amazon.com


Bridge at Villeneuve-La-Garenn, Art Print, Alfred Sisley
Bridge at
Villeneuve-La-Garenne,
Art Print

Alfred Sisley
b. 10-30-1839; Paris, France
d. 1-29-1899; Paris

Alfred Sisley was born in Paris to English parents, he lived most of his life in France. He studied with Charles Gleyre and painted in Barbizon.

FYI ~ Villeneuve-la-Garenne is a commune, or village, in the northern suburbs of Paris, along the Seine River.



Title Page for the Catalogue of the 6th Impressionist Exhibition, 1881, Giclee Print
Title Page for the Catalogue of the 6th Impressionist Exhibition, 1881, Giclee Print

Caricature of the First Impressionist Exhibition in Paris, 'Revolution in Painting!, Giclee Print
Caricature of the First Impressionist Exhibition in Paris, “Revolution in Painting!”,
Giclee Print

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Caricature About Impressionist Painting, 'Mr Impressionist Painter, Where Have You Learned Your Art?, Giclee Print
Caricature About Impressionist Painting, “Mr Impressionist Painter, Where Have You Learned Your Art?”, Giclee Print


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