Impressionism (Art Essentials)
It is often forgotten just how provocative Impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. The advocates of the new style rejected the established principles of art prevalent at that time in France.
Daringly using colour and rapid brushstrokes, the Impressionists worked out of doors, creating paintings that captured the transient effects of light and feeling. Ralph Skea shows how Impressionist artists transformed everyday subject matter, and traces the movement from its origins in France to its spread to America and Australia.
Impressionism’s initial shock factor gradually gave way to widespread acceptance and popularity. Its profound impact on modern art cannot be overestimated.
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For all those who enjoy art and want to find out more, Art Essentials are the perfect companions to give you all the background knowledge you need for your enjoyment and understanding, whether you're an avid gallery-goer, an armchair enthusiast or a curious observer.
Author: Ralph Skea
Size: 21.6 x 13.8 cm, 176 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson