impressions on landscapes

This gallery shows landscapes that were painted by impressionists artists. These works of arts are unique because they depict a new color palette and technique that the art world had never seen before.  

This painting uses movement in the water to show the moving of the tides through the use of different color blues. The colors in the painting are complimentary and used to move the eyes from the top corner of the painting to bottom corner of the shore line. The descending hues of the skyline also help draw the eyes from the top of the painting back to the bottom.
This is a good example of using one color to show depth and perception in the painting. This technique gives the painting a 3-dimenisional feel as if the viewer could walk down the dirt path in the picture. The coloring also illuminates the canvas creating an element of light. This painting also uses a square palette as the base of the painting only utilizes four main colors, which are distributed evenly throughout the piece.
The contrast of the people in the painting being darker than the landscape itself gives a unique sense of movement within the piece. Renoir used the trees to show depth in the painting, leading the eye down the city block in the same direction that the people are headed drawing the eye further into the painting.
Manet used a muted color palette to show the setting sun in a harsh winter. The colors also convey an air of coldness with the shades of dark blue reflecting the evening sky in the cold water. The higher horizon line shows the sailor is moving away from the shoreline and towards the setting sun. It gives the viewer a sense of connection with the sailor even though the sailor is not pictured.
Monet uses different shades of blue to shade the shrubbery in the foreground this is accented by his use of earth tones in an analogous color scheme. The horizon line is v shaped drawing the eye from the top of the piece into the center of the piece and out to the foreground.
This piece uses shadowing to show how low the water line is and how severe the tilt of the boat is. This same attribute is shown by the diagonal line in the sails juxtaposed to the horizon line. The use of different shades of yellow reflect the sunlight in the sky and gives the viewer the feel of a summer day on the shoreline.
The clustering of colors gives this painting a sense of divide and gives the viewer a feeling of being close to the trees as they loom larger in the foreground. The hint of oranges gives the feeling of being in an open field and lost in nature. Depth is shown in this painting with the use of complimentary colors.
The bold lines show the sizes and shapes of the different rocks looking out over the cliff. This also leads the eye from the left of the painting to the right corner. At this point in the painting there is movement in the ocean tide that is created by the gradient of white to a subtle blue.
Renoir used a counter clockwise paint motion to show motion within the clouds followed by blue and purple to depict a setting sun. This is also reflected off the water and accented by a subtle use of brown in the surrounding bushes. The brown is also used to show actual objects within the painting. The artist utilized the trees to create an artificial horizon line.
This painting utilizes an uncharacteristically large color palette for this style of painting. Some of those colors are used to reflect objects in the water that are not seen in the frame of the painting. The vibrant colors also add a sense of excitement and action in the painting, encouraging the eye to look towards the horizon line.
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