In their own image as the sun on the horizon, shimmering rivers and docks in the haze. You sound boring and too timid? And when you know that they are shunned other painters that they’ve been made fun of, but critics as outrageous, shameful and untalented? These revolutionary artists of the 19th century were called impressionists, in the image of their “leaders” Claude Monet Impression: The Birth of the Sun (1872). Besides Monet, painter of the sun and water lilies, Impressionist school consisted of other artists of diverse temperaments: Edgar Degas, dancer and friend of racehorses; Auguste Renoir, French painter no work; Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Arman Gijomena, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and others.
At a time when Impressionism emerged as a movement, France was recovering from a spiritual and economic crisis, and of art required to be based on high moral principles and does not deviate from the tradition of classicism and the images that are sophisticated and do not mislead the viewer. Whether it is by going to the famous Paris salon exposed some girls act or sunny landscape, it is equally difficult to find a decent explanation for this. Salon has refused such a large number of works that in 1863 Napoleon III founded the Salon rejected (Salon des Refuses), which are already two years later the first impressionist painters find refuge. What are the Impressionists stunned the critics? Are crawled from the studio to take pictures under a clear, or not as a clear sky (ie. Technique plain air, from fr. En plein air – “air, open air”). This means that the painting from memory is not out of the question – the scene should be displayed as it looks at the moment before the painter’s eyes. They created fast, neglecting the details, with the aim of recording ever-changing circumstances in nature and perpetuating the moment.
Clear and clean lines neoclassical style swapped for stains caused diverse and lively brush strokes. The Impressionists were using bright and vibrant colors. On their pallets less black because the shadows were painted and more white, which are generously sprinkled light. “Painters of Light” with their bold and refreshing approach forever changed the course of art history.