Friday, May 31, 2013

Impressionist Painting: French Painting 1850 - 1900

Hosted by Louise Govier, this film shows how nineteenth-century French artists exploited new subject matter, such as the bourgeoisie at leisure, new ways of composing paintings and depicting spatial form, and new ways of applying paint, to produce a variety of 'modern' works. It explores the experimental nature of avant-garde French painting in the second half of the century, looking also at the work of academic painters like Ingres to understand why these developments caused such an uproar.

Related Links:
The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution
Great Artists: The Impressionists

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