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ERIC Number: EJ913187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Modern Impressions
Simkus, Joyce
Arts & Activities, v148 n3 p34-35 Nov 2010
Claude Monet and the Impressionists were the forward thinkers and painters of their time. They used quick brushstrokes and a rapid pace to capture lively outdoor scenes. Inspired by the colors and shadows revealed by sunlight, the Impressionists typically worked outside, without many preliminary sketches or drafts. This was in direct contrast to the conservative traditions of the time, where painters remained indoors, confined to their studios, working on crisp, sharply rendered images. Monet and his contemporaries paved the way, creating a new vision in painting with their unconventional techniques. In this article, the author describes a project that shows students how they can use the inspiration of a perfected style, add a new twist, and create their own modern "Impressionist" pieces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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