Impressionism in Western Art Term Paper

Impressionism in Western Art
An evaluation and discussion of the lives, times and works of Edouard Manet, Claude Oscar Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
# 128211 | 4,668 words | 11 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2010 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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This paper provides comprehensive information on works by Manet, Monet and Renoir known for their influence in the period known as Impressionism. Through an analysis of the different techniques used against the backdrop of Impressionism and through a review of some of their more famous paintings, the paper concludes that the artists had much influence on each other and how each artist in his own way conveyed a personal impression of the times.

Overview of Impressionism
The Salon
Outdoor Painting
The Culture, Times and Trends
Biographies of Three Artists of Chosen Works
Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
Claude Oscar Monet (1840 - 1926)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
The Works
Concluding Comments

From the Paper:

"After marrying Camille, an exile to London brought Monet important business relationships, but he returned to France and concentrated on his paintings. For a brief time, Monet was at the heart of Impressionist enterprise, earning substantial amounts of money; however, circumstances including a decline in his fortune, Camille's second pregnancy and worsening illness, led to his family cohabitating with patron Ernest Horschede's family. Ernest eventually left the Monet-Horschede household and after Camille's death in 1879, Monet, Jean,
new baby, Michele, Alice Horchede and her six children, were left together to carry on life best they could. In his personal turmoil, Monet was too poor and depressed to want to exhibit in the 4th Impressionist Exhibition, but friend Caillebotte, collected and sent in 29 works for him. The next year instead of exhibiting in the 5th Show, to the disgust of others like Degas and Pissarro, Monet submitted his works to the Salon. (WebMuseum)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cole, B. & Gealt, A. (1989). Art of the western world: from ancient Greece to post modernism. New York: Summit Books.
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  • Katz, R. & Dars, C. (1999). The Impressionists Handbook. New York: Barnes & Noble Books.
  • The Education Office. (1996). The Phillips collection, Luncheon of the boating party. Retrieved on November 23, 2005, from
  • The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists. (1994). Manet, Edouard (1832-1883). Retrieved on November 10, 2005, from xreferplus.

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