Impression: Sunrise, Impressionism
This painting is a painting by the Impressionist artist, Monet. This painting was considered the beginnings of the impressionist style and movement. The painting was highly criticized by critics at the time, calling it impressionism. Intending it as an derogatory term, the movement picked it up and made it the name for their movement. The painting exhibits the normal features of impressionist paintings, with brushstrokes that are easy to see, with little attempt to cover them up. Monet also made no attempt to make pigment blend to create the normal smooth graduations of a normal painting. Monet emphasized painting what you see, it doesnt matter if it is done quickly and spontaneously. Abbreviation of the art may be necessary.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen to mark the beginning of the impressionist movement. This movement was very large and had a huge impact, making this a very important painting.