Henri Rousseau was born in Laval, France, in 1844. He attended Laval High School, and Rousseau won prizes for drawing and music. After high school, he worked for a lawyer and studied law. After a small offence in law he served four years in the army, starting in 1863. Rousseau moved to Paris in 1868, due to his father’s death, to support his widowed mother as a government employee. He was self-taught and is considered to be a naïve painter.
The Waterfall is a painting by Henri Rousseau. This painting is an oil painting. The waterfall was made the last year of Rousseau’s life and is said to have been unfinished because one of the trees leaves didn’t have the artist signature style and color overlapping. Rousseau had never seen a forest in his life but that’s what he painted most of the time.
Henry Moret was a French Impressionist painter, born December 12, 1856. Henri Moret began his military service in 1875. In 1891, Moret began to develop his own style. After 1900, Moret became more immersed in Impressionism, applying small flecks of paint to his work rather than the broad strokes favored by the Pont-Aven artists. He focused on landscapes where his light effects can be seen in the sunsets and storm scenes.
Henri Moret’s painting Village in Clohars is a oil painting. The view of a street of cottages probably dates from Moret's visit of June 1898 to Clohars-Carnot, one of his favorite locations near Pont Aven. The bright colors and broken technique reveal his debts to Gauguin and Monet, his former “teacher.”
Impressionism is an art movement begun in France that sought to capture a moment in time and give the viewer an impression of what the artist had seen by capturing it in loose fast moving application of paint onto canvas. It was a reaction against the very realistic style that had come before it. The Post-impressionist artists, also French, were influenced by the Impressionists but they focused on color as their main expression and often used very...