Monet And Van Gogh: The Modern Art Movement

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In the mid-1800’s to the early 1900’s two artists are responsible for the modern art movement these two artists are Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. These two artists have very distinct style of painting, however, they both helped to shape the direction of painting would go over the following century. Monet and Van Gogh painted their lives on a canvas and in their thoughts and words. Through both of the men’s paintings we can understand the struggle as artists during this time in history.
The first artist that will be talked about is Claude Monet, in full Oscar-Claude Monet was among the leaders of the French impressionist movement during the mid- 1800’s. Monet was a famous French painter who was concerned with capturing light and natural formations. Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France-died December 5, 1926. Monet was a French painter, initiator, and a leader for the Impressionist style of art. Monet developed his method of producing studies that he did repeatedly, changing around the canvases with the light or his interest shifted. In his early career Monet suffered with depression, poverty, and illness throughout his entire life. However, popularity became stronger in the
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Monet uses a random synthetic outline technique, which makes her style a little more distinct than Van Gogh’s. In The Pink Peach Tree, created by Van Gogh, shows an impasto application of paint throughout; with flowers painted so thickly those they all but hang from the canvas. The central colors here are in the white of the ground and the blossom, in their green highlights, and in the thick blue-turquoise sky painted and suspended around the blossom flowers. The fence to the right of the composition is painted in long verticals and with a diversity of colors, like oranges, browns and reds, sky-bearing tree, and contrast with the lower greens and upper

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