Artistic Movements Of Paintings From The French Impressionism

1130 Words May 1st, 2016 5 Pages
For my paper, I decided that I wanted to focus on artistic movements in paintings. During my time in Paris, I saw an array of artwork whether it was sculptures, photography, paintings, drawings, etc. I went to a couple of museums and saw pieces of work that fit into all of those artistic categories. As a viewer, you could see the difference between French artwork compared to African or Asian artwork. In this essay, I am going to compare and contrast 6 paintings from the french impressionism genre, cubism genre, and lastly, the realism genre. Impressionism came about in the 19th century in Paris, France. Impressionism as an artistic style is vast. Post impressionism was created through impressionism. Before becoming the norm, the style was constantly scrutinized by the masses. As the century progressed, the artistic style began to develop and eventually became a staple in the French society. There is a dispute between who coined the term impressionism. Some speculate that is was coined by Claude Monet in painting called, Impression, Sunrise. Others claim that French journalist Louis Leroy coined it. There were many paintings that represented French impressionism within the museums I visited. The two that stood out the most to me were painted by Vincent Van Gogh. Both can be found in the Musee d’Orsay. Vincent Van Gogh was a transplant to France. He was originally born in Netherlands and later on in life moved to France. Before moving to France, Van Gogh’s artwork did not…

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