Impressionism

Some famous works by different impressionist artists.

Monet obsessively explored the subject of his prized water garden at Giverny, painting it 250 times between 1900 and his death. As soon as he moved to Giverny he began the construction of the water garden and petitioned local authorities to divert water from a nearby river. In this painting Monet demonstrates his interest with reflections in water as their fragmented forms are a natural equivalent to his own broken brushwork that helps to classify him as an impressionist artist.
Van Gogh painted this famous piece while in an asylum in Saint-Remy. He demonstrated his inspiration with the night in a letter he wrote to his brother Theo that stated how it seemed to him that the night was much more alive and richly colored than the day. Van Gogh taught himself all the elements of classical technique with such thoroughness and copied lessons from a standard academic treatise on drawing until he was able to draw like the old masters before he developed his own style. He had been criticized in his classes for laying on the paint so thickly that the colors would drip to the floor.
Renoir was known for painting his landscapes as studies rather than for commission/submission to the Salon. Therefore he was more experimental when painting landscapes. The composition used in this painting is known as sous-bois painting, which literally means "under the woods". Renoir focused more on the balance of color rather than line which is demonstrated through the less consistent texture of the paint across the surface of the canvas.
Seurat worked on this painting in several campaigns, first starting with a layer of small horizontal brushstrokes of complementary colors and then later adding small dots also in complementary colors that appear as solid forms when viewed from afar.
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