Is a quality in a work of art where elements of the painting appear to
Friday, 3 February 2012
Impressionism is the term given to the single most important art movement of the 19th century. The basic aim of Impressionism was to realise a greater level of naturalism on canvas, through the precise use of colour and tone, with a strong emphasis on tonal effects. Along with the rendering of light on the surfaces of objects within the painting and the effects that the play of light had on the overall composition. The key to the movement was light and colour.
Realism is the accurate depiction of both contemporary life and nature. Realism was first established by an art collective who came to prominence during their series of independent exhibitions from 1850s to the 1880s. The French painter Gustave Courbet was the key figure in the the Realist movement, and in some respects he led the movement.
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