The Impact Of The Impressionism Movement On Today’s Art

ArtImpressionism is a term used regularly in art today, as it is one of the more influential art movements that has stood the test of time. They created a style that has managed to challenge future artists to create bolder work then their own, while still timeless depicting the modern world through their own revolutionary work.

HISTORY

Impressionism first got it’s start when a number of painters began using natural ways to light the subjects of their paintings, which gave a freshness and naturalism to the very best paintings of the movement. Artists when the movement first started would usually band together and show their paintings in random studios, as they were refused by official galleries who never recognized their work. The first recorded exhibition, in 1874, featured the likes of Claude Monet’s Impression: Sunrise and was slammed by critics, who thought these paintings looked unfinished. This was obviously due to the fact that the movement had not yet hit the mainstream and the critics who saw the opening had little to no sense of where art was going next.

METHOD

An impressionist paints a landscape or outdoor setting in a very short amount of time and as the light changes they will stop and return the following day at the same time, so that they can have longer in that particular setting. This method allowed the paintings to actually be more realistic than any other paintings in history, thanks not only to the aforementioned technique but also the fact that painting supplies were much easier to transport than they ever had been in the past. While other painters had tried to paint landscapes, the Impressionists were the first ones to pull it off with regularity and with such photorealistic results. That said, there were a number of impressionist painters who did not have the same intention with their work, meaning that while they had incredibly similar styles, they had completely different artistic aims.

For example, Edgar Degas and Georges Seurat were painters who had been trained in actual schools, whereas Pierre Auguste Renoir tried to replicate his travels in Italy primarily and reacted to fellow impressionist contemporary Monet, calling his work formlessness. Paul Cezanne said there was a lack of intellect to most of his fellow impressionist painters, as well as the order of color and used specific long directional brushstrokes in all of his work. The most notable impressionist was, of course, Vincent Van Gogh who mixed a number of different styles together, which have been tagged with titles like Realist, Expressionist and Symbolist.

IMPRESSIONISM THEN AND NOW

The greatest and perhaps saddest irony is that the impressionist painters were generally not appreciated while they were alive, having a difficult time even surviving as artists, much less becoming wealthy. Today, impressionist paintings are generally considered to be some of the most valuable in the world, with paintings regularly priced and sold at tens of millions of dollars. Van Gogh, who is considered the master of the Impressionists and was perhaps the poorest and most troubled, has an entire museum dedicated to him and his work in Amsterdam today. Clearly the impressionists were before their time.

Source

http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/page18.html

 

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Residences – ES1 House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

ES1 House / Seijo Peon Arquitectos

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rchitects: Seijo Peon Arquitectos
Location: Mérida, Yucatan,
Architect: Juan Carlos Seijo Encalada
Collaborators: Israel Ramírez, Alejandra Molina
Area: 342.6 sqm
Year: 2010
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Merge of architectural influences from different periods, the design of this house seeks to bond tightly with the lush vegetation of the landscape through a unifying point of view, sober and efficient. This two-bedroom house was designed for a young couple with one son. The site on which it is located and its context are heavily forested with the local sub-tropical vegetation. The less densely vegetated area was located to deploy the house. This natural context often transformed into conventional gardens is conserved and integrated as a primary element in the design of the house.

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This house’s design is influenced by several architectural currents from different periods that at first sight would seem irreconcilable. The logic behind extending the interior space smoothly toward the exterior with elongated horizontal elements is a clear influence of Mies Van der Rohe. The distinctive dominance of solid wall over bays,  producing surprising scenarios, in conjunction with the use of color is influenced by the architecture of Luis Barragan… etc.

However, the colors used are derived from a regional source: inspired by traditional haciendas from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries; also taken from this source are elements such as the height of the pediment and the relationship that this generates with the environment, although managed at different scales. Finally, the influence of the climate, its tropical setting and the environmental qualities led our work to a house in which the only enclosed areas are the kitchen and bedrooms, so the social and the recreational spaces of the house are outdoors, notwithstanding some of them with ceilings, but fully open to the horizon as terraces.

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The creation of diverse relationships between interior spaces and the environment was of great importance to the design process, becoming a differentiating characteristic for each space, so for example the main access is a discreet passage across a garden that initially surrounds part of the landscape with monumental walls, creating a space of silence and contemplation. Keeping with the initial path, a service volume gradually opens way to the surprisingly exterior quality of the social area, only separated from the exterior by three separate walls and an outward projecting slab that unifies both exterior and interior spaces.

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Continuing the walkthrough, the next closed area is perceived as open through the use of glass walls and the scarce width of the aisle. First to the left are the kitchen and a patio, contained by one side only, in which we find a small dining table. After this, there are the some steps that briefly ascend to the bedroom area, so that both bedrooms are somewhat higher than the rest of the house, which, in conjunction with the densely vegetated exterior, generates the all-important privacy for the private spaces.

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Formally, the house is configured with a single rectangular roof that protects from the weather and a minimum set of walls and service blocks that partially contain and configure the spatial sequence. This is a simple house with a strong vocation to interact with the outside in which spaces are designed with a strong sense of place taking advantage of the tropical setting, landscape and climate.

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iDEAS – Detailed Paper Architecture

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Detailed Paper Architecture by Dutch Artist Ingrid Siliakus These amazing intricate details created by�Amsterdam-based artist Ingrid Siliakus have been gathered under the name “Paper Architecture“. Miniature architectural details rise from thin folds of paper to shape three-dimensional artistic pieces. All those windows, … Continue reading

iDEAS – Three-Dimensional

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Three-Dimensional Financial Paper Architecture by Jill Sylvia Patience and concentration go hand in hand when working on a project as detailed as this one. The Three-Dimensional Paper Architecture splendidly created by American artist Jill Sylvia is one of those projects that remains in your … Continue reading

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Intricate and Delightful 3D Paper Architecture by Christina Lihan

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When one thinks of construction materials, paper is probably the last idea that comes to mind. Artist Christina Lihan of Lihan Studio creates intricate buildings with fascinating details by using hand-cut paper. Her works (discovered on My Modern Met) are amazing three-dimensional replicas of famous bridges, various landmarks and buildings across the world, such as the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal.

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Here is a statement from the artist revealing further details of her sculptural paper buildings: “These artworks are made using unpainted, plain watercolor paper. I use very heavy 300 lb. cold press paper: Lanaquarelle, Arches and Fabriano. Although the pieces look like sculpture, they hang on the wall and range from 2″ to 6″ deep. They are framed in shadow box frames, which I usually make, out of wood, either stained or left natural, depending on the piece“. We invite you to patiently check out the impressive details of each design and let us know if you find Christina’s projects as delightfully entangled as we do.

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