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Impressionists regard “light” and “color” as the main purpose pursued by the painter, and try to depict the instant impression of things and express the phenomenon of feeling in the creation. In their view, all things in the world are equal under the sun. Renoir once said: “In nature, there is no distinction between the poor and the lowly. Under the sun, a dilapidated hut can be seen as a palace, and the noble emperor and the poor beggar are equal.” They go all out in their creations to describe the “light”. In the Impressionist paintings, the combination of color blocks full of sunlight is full of air. Impressionism depicts subjective things. This marks a break with traditional artistic concepts, artistic expression methods and artistic effects.
In 1869 Monet and Renoir often painted together in the “Frog Pond” on the banks of the Seine. To paint the sun shimmering on the water and the leaves quivering, they had to capture the ever-changing, elusive colors of the water with a well-defined brushstroke of color as they searched for the kaleidoscopic reflections of light on the water. They abandoned all the dark colors and used brushstrokes of varying lengths to densely cover the canvas. The brushstrokes of these color dots can reproduce the sunny atmosphere they yearn for. From a distance, the dots and lines merge into one. Impressionist painters’ way of sketching in direct external light and their depiction of instant images of things under the sun make their works swept away the dullness of the past, and show unusual freshness, liveliness and vividness on the screen.
At the time of the birth of Impressionism, in the scolding of the world, he was in a state of isolation and helplessness, and fell into an extremely difficult and desperate situation. They are so poor that it is difficult to maintain a living, but with their love for art and passion for life, they persistently observe and describe the light and color of the natural world. They capture the feelings brought by the subtle changes of nature in the sunlight, they pour every ray of warm sunlight onto the canvas and give them musical rhythm and poetry.
At first, all Impressionist painters were referred to as “retinopathy patients”. Because they bring a new way of seeing to the world, it is difficult for people to give up the observation method they are accustomed to.
Monet was aware of his visual abilities and how to express it, and he pushed his experience to the limit. He faced the danger of being misunderstood and distorted. Once, a person who was extremely opposed to his style of painting deliberately held his painting upside down in front of everyone and said, “Look at how good this painting is, you can hang it upside down, and even more can hang it sideways.” Joking sarcasm. But those who admired him were amazed at his keen observation. Not only is he brilliant, he is poetic, delicate in feel, and full of charm. Monet was the first to realize the intrinsic connection between vision and emotion, observation and reality and their depiction, which is the essence and foundation of Impressionism.
Monet’s favorite painting was water. Soon after he moved to Sifni, he built a pond with water from a stream, and planted water lilies in yellow, red, blue, white, and rose. For nearly 30 years, he has repeatedly painted these flowers. Monet’s most powerful friend in his later years was French Prime Minister Clemenceau. Monet told Clemenceau that he wanted to build a showroom with huge paintings of water lilies on the walls, so that people could have a place to meditate in this world of fire. Clemenceau encouraged him to implement the plan. However, Monet’s eyesight gradually deteriorated, and he often cut the canvas angrily because of his powerlessness, and once or twice expressed that he would give up this project. The Prime Minister listened and rushed from the Cabinet Office to Sifney to persuade him not to be discouraged. “Draw, paint, whether you know it or not, there will be immortal works.” Clemenceau was right. Monet’s oil painting “Water Lilies Filling the Wall” dedicated to France to commemorate the armistice of the First World War is recognized as Monet’s most outstanding work. After undergoing cataract surgery, his eyesight improved so much that he was able to continue painting in his twilight years. He almost realized his juvenile dream and almost painted the “air beauty that is impossible to draw”. Monet, who died at the age of 86, said in a letter shortly before his death that he was extremely happy at work.
Monet taught the world a new perspective. His friend Cezanne said: “Monet is just an eye, but my God, what an amazing eye!”
”The most stupid student is the originator of modern painting”
In 1861, Cezanne left the bank and gave up studying The bright future of the law, came to Paris from Aix in the south of France, and began his career in this artistic metropolis. At the age of 27, he sent his first painting to the Paris Salon, but received no reply.
Compared with his radiant companions, Cezanne was very stupid, and not so stupid. People criticized him for painting like a mason, saying that he liked to pour buckets of paint on the canvas. Some critics believed that the reason why Cezanne applied the color layer very thickly was because the painter felt that 1 kilogram of green paint Appears greener than 1 gram of green pigment.
Cézanne’s painting process was surprisingly slow. Many of the apples he painted were rotten, and his painting was not finished. Many of his works catalogues indicate that a painting was painted for 3 or 5 years before and after. The most typical is that he painted portraits for Mr. Vollar, half a day every morning, after 115 paintings, he felt that only the front of the shirt was painted well. Even so, he left the subject’s clothes ready to be modified.
In order for the composition to be able to express his own ideas and style satisfactorily, Cézanne continued to paint over and over again the same subject and idea. There are new discoveries in each of his compositions. For him, creation is a never-ending process of exploration, frustration and fantasy. He works carefully and slowly, and spends his time on the study of painting. His works are not the kind of meticulous carvings revealed on the surface. The final effect he brings to people in his paintings is extensive and yet concise.
Cézanne always “racked his brains” when he was painting. Once Cézanne and Pissarro painted landscapes in Orville at the same time, they were far apart. A farmer saw that Cézanne was always in a daze, so he went to Pissarro and said, “That assistant of yours doesn’t work at all over there.
He doesn’t even move his hands.” Ordinary painters don’t have the skills. For such criticism, Cezanne was very annoyed and felt insulted. He shoved people angrily, shouting arrogantly, “I’m Cezanne!” All the while he worked tenaciously, of course, in his own way.
The years after the Franco-Prussian War were the most difficult times for Cézanne’s art to be recognized. One of his acquaintances, Xiao Kai, bought a painting of a woman in a bath by Cezanne. Because the female body was painted beyond the traditional aesthetics of the public, Xiao Kai dared not take it home. Later, he asked a relative to deliver the painting to his house, pretending to show it to him, and then “forgot” to take it with him after he left. In this way, this Cezanne work was able to stay in Xiao Kai’s home. Xiao Kai became a fan of Cézanne’s paintings, and he persuaded his friends to buy Cézanne’s works, but without success. One day he gave a sketch of Cezanne as a gift to a friend, but they were unwilling to accept such a gift.
Zola, a close friend of Cezanne’s middle school days, generously helped Cezanne through the first difficult years, and as a famous writer, Zola has defended the Impressionist artist with the most courageous actions. But he later doubted and denied the artistic exploration that Cézanne insisted on, and even modeled a “destroyed painter” Claude Langier based on Cézanne to vent his disgust for these painters.
Cezanne ignored other people’s ideas, he developed a style of painting that was entirely his own on top of his unique talents and weaknesses, and he confidently and recklessly said to people: “This is my work, I I know you don’t like it.”
Later, Cézanne’s paintings suddenly became popular, and some young artists in Paris always turned their attention to novel and unusual things. Revered as a prophet. His neighbors in Aix were surprised to see his paintings sell so well in Paris, because in the past Cézanne always gave paintings to everyone who wanted them, and some paintings were simply thrown in the fields if they couldn’t be dealt with. inside. And now there is an old man who sold a small painting that Cezanne once gave him, and the money he got can make him abandon his business and retire.
Around Cezanne’s art, people debated endlessly, and it lasted for many years, until modern painting was universally recognized in the world, he was praised as “the father of modern painting” and “the originator of modern painting” by later generations in the West. “.
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Impressionists have gone through countless difficulties and setbacks, they have become the most influential school in the modern Western painting circle. However, many Impressionists lived in poverty and did not become famous until after their deaths.
When the Impressionists were not recognized, their work was not marketable, they were too poor to buy paint, and lived turbulent lives. Several people crowded into a small room, often without a full meal for several days. In order to solve the most basic survival problem, they exchanged their beloved paintings for paint and bread, begging people to buy them on humiliating terms.
In 1886, the art dealer Durand Ruehe brought 300 works to the United States to exhibit at the “Paris Impressionist Exhibition”, which was an unexpected success.
Impressionist painters struggled for nearly 40 years, and finally stood out from the alternative to the real category. Their works have swept millions of people, and everyone paid a lot of money to buy them. Experts believe Monet’s small seascape is now worth at least $2 million. A painting in Monet’s Water Lilies series at Sotheby’s auction house in London was sold for £13.48 million; some works by Degas fetched as much as $16 million. But the nightmare of innovative artists did not end. The contemporaries of Van Gogh and Gauguin, and later Modigliani, ended up worse. Gao Geng died in the thatched cottage on the island, and the other two committed suicide. They become billionaires buried in the ground because, after their death, their works are worthless.
With their persistent pursuit of art, Impressionist painters lead people to approach the colorful world step by step along the brilliant sunshine of art. These restless and willful people, these paranoid people under the sensitive sunshine, use their The eyes change the color of the world, solidify the flowing light and color, and leave the fleeting beautiful scene in the world forever.
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