The Colours of Impressionism Period Landscapes

Landscapes showcasing the changing use of color to stay ahead of photography.

A wonderful view of the Seine river valley near Saint-Germain. Sisley brings out the feeling of spring through his use of vibrant, and contrasting, tones in the wildlife.
This is a painting of a pathway near a village in Louveciennes. Sisley uses rich tones of brown and slowly moves into lighter shades as the trees move into the distance.
This study painting was done in a village named Auvers-sur-Oise. The subtle differences in shades of green on the foliage make for great detail, while still holding the field together as one.
These stacks of wheat were painted in a field next to Monet's property in Giverny. At the edges of the foliage in the distance, we can see lighter colors to give realism to the effect of sunlight.
This painting was done in Argenteuil of a meadow, in which Monet's wife and son are depicted. Here we see more of Monet's obsession with light in the shadows and skyline.
Another painting of a meadow in Argenteuil showcasing poppies in bloom. Bright colors of red showcase the poppies against the sea of grass, while the use of lighter shades is used to show distance.
This painting is of a hillside in Pontoise. Most remarkable is the gradient used in the brush as it fades from green at the base to yellow at the tips, giving it a sense of realism and life.
Here we see the path to Les Pouilleux in Pontoise. Pissarro pays attention to even the slightest difference in shades of green, all the way to the smallest leaf on distant branches.
This is a painting of large natural gas storage areas in the 1880's, foreshadowed by a home. The most interesting use of color being the differences in brick between structures.
A wonderful landscape of the island at La Grande Jatte. Lepine manages to capture a nearly flawless and photo-realistic expression of reflection in the water.
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