Western Governors University
Literature, Arts and the Humanities
IWT Task 1
Artwork is defined as: a painting, sculpture, photograph, etc., that is created to be beautiful or to express an important idea or feeling: an artistic work. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artwork) and dates back to the Old Stone Ages. Artists capture certain moments in time and express their inspiration in a vast array of styles, such as; social and political events, religious and mythological depictions, ornate and affluent periods, tangible subjects that portray life accurately and in-motion, cultural movements, abstract images, and pop culture.
The two movements that inclined the writing of this paper were; …show more content…
The Salon des Refuses exhibition was only held in years 1874, 1875, and 1886. For several years, petitions were denied into the Salon des Refuses, so that’s when the Cooperative and Anonymous Association of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers decided they needed to take further action and host their own gala.
The impressionists were forming new ways to create art- with the introduction of tube paint, artists were able to paint outdoors, known as “en plein air” that inspired artists to capture the natural light changes throughout the day. Other artists sought to portray a moment in time - or an instant glimpse of a subject; as if it were a blurred photograph, and you were exhibiting what action or movement is being expressed or presented in the picture. The use of the contrasting colors for paint appeared to be more vivid, as more colors were available with the creation of synthetic pigments such as; blue, green, and yellow that painters had never used before. (Samu, 2004, p. 3) The short, loose, and broken brushstrokes along with the placement of the paint colors on the canvas (either by placing color next to another; or on top of each other without prior mixing or subsequent blending), helped to achieve an additive in the color effects and allow the viewer to see something stand out.
The Impressionists were able to