23 March 2016
Impressionisms Impression on the World
Throughout history, there have been many movements of art; many techniques, styles,
and characteristics that make art so unique and inspirational. One art movement in particular, is
known as the
Impressionist Movement. The Impressionist Movement occurred in the Age of
Early Modernism which occurred in the late 1800s. During this time, artists were held to a
standard where they only painted things
that “illustrated and taught moral lessons using
historical, religious or mythological subjects” (Impressionism)
. The criteria for being or
becoming a good artist changed when a group of painters collaborated and became their own
force against the critics. Known as the Anonymous Society of Painters during the Impressionist
Movement, artists like Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas have forever changed
the meaning of art and what is acceptable (Modern Artists in Impressionism). Through the
characteristics of their works and how the group formed, they have left an ongoing influence on
current schools of art and the world.
The Impressionist Movement greatly impacted modern day art.
The only way to have art
recognized was to have it on display at The Salon. As described by
Salon was “the annual French statesponsored exhibition that offered the only real opportunity
for artists to display and sell their work” (Impressionism).
Since Impressionism was considered
sloppy and undone in the late 1800s France, artists that appreciated what their own work looked
like formed to try and make a difference
in the society and the culture that surrounded them.
Known as an art critic, Louis Leroy was known as one against the art movement. Looking at a
piece by known Impressionist Claude Monet, Leroy exasperated,
“Impression! Wallpaper in its ...