Impressionism

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Rouen Cathedral
Claude Monet
French, 1840 – 1926
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Pont Neuf, Paris
Auguste Renoir
French, 1841 – 1919
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Plum Brandy
Edouard Manet
French, 1832 – 1883
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Questions

  1. What kinds of things are the subjects of these paintings?
  2. What’s the real subject of these paintings? (hint: trick question!)
  3. Why would artists want to paint fuzzy like this instead of clearly?
  4. Which elements of design stand out the most?
  5. How much skill would it take to create paintings like these?
  6. Would you like to read general questions for looking at art?
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