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Impressionism

Henri Matisse and Fauvism as a Precursor of Abstract Expressionism

“Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive; the place occupied by the figures, the empty spaces around them, the proportions, everything has its share.” Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his colorful, …

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Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise” Gave the term Impressionism

NOVEMBER 14, ON THIS DAY My only merit lies in having painted directly in front of nature, seeking to render my impressions before the most fleeting moments. —— Claude Monet Claude Monet was a French impressionist painter who revolutionised modern painting by emphasising light brushstrokes, vivid colours, and uncomplicated nature. Monet is hailed as one …

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to make quite the Impression; Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches are in fashion at Sotheby’s; and one other story

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends …

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The Big Daddy of Impressionists was born today, almost 200 years ago

July 10, On This Day Making quite an impression Born on July 10, 1830 — that’s 191 years ago — Camille Pissarro is a famous Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter. His trajectory as an artist began in the beautiful Caribbean climes, as he was born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US …

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