Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Impression, soleil levant

This work painted by Claude Monet in 1872, or rather the first word of its title - Impression, soleil levant / Impression, sunrise -, arrogance demonstrated by the French Academy of Arts, the decison of artists such as C├ęzanne, Degas, Monet, Pissaro and Renoir to exhibit their works in a Paris salon on April 15th, 1874 plus a mocking critic - and born was the Impressionism.




Great art ... is preeminently and finally
the expression of the spirits of great men.
[Martha Graham]

... and may I add: women. :)

3 comments:

  1. Thank goodness they (the artists) did for the world might never have know this great art form.

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  2. Janice,
    sometimes I do wonder how many genii the world has not come to know, just because they resigned.

    James,
    actually, they impress me more than f.e. Beuys, Warhol and their epigones.

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