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Impressionism/Impressionismus/Impressionisme/Impresionismo

Scala Publishers

Published August 16th 2012
ISBN : 9781566499699
Paperback
255 pages
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Paris 1874, Boulevard des Capucines: a group of artists that were to radically change the rules of the art world, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Frederic Bazille, mounted anMoreParis 1874, Boulevard des Capucines: a group of artists that were to radically change the rules of the art world, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and Frederic Bazille, mounted an exhibition in the studio of photographer Felix Nadar. The exhibition proved to be a veritable scandal that filled critics with indignation, and they contemptuously labeled the paintings impressionist because they had been badly constructed and were ambiguous. In fact, the technique they had adopted was utterly original because it entailed painting outdoors en plein air using newly available apparatus and tools such as a portable easel, ready-to-use paints in airtight tubes that came in a whole range of bright colors, and paintbrushes with broad, flat bristles held in place by a metal ring.