Neoclassicism was associated with an era beginning from the end of the 17th century and went on through the 18th century. “The Neoclassicism art movement came from a combination of the last half of Baroque art to the burgeoning scientific interest in classical Greek and Roman antiquity”, “This new found art of Neoclassicism led to the cause in a rapid growth of collections of antiques” (Sayre, 2010). With Neoclassicism came problems for the artist as to whether an image of a famous person or hero should be painted in traditional or contemporary clothing. The Emperor in His Study at the Tuileries painted by Jacques- Louis David painted Napoleon in his traditional uniform showing his dedication to his work. This work of art was painted with much detail and realism to show his seriousness in the study. David uses eye catching bold colors and the movement of light and darkness that creates a sensational natural light. There is not much emotion in David’s presentation of Napoleon as he stands in his study but the style of art was represented well. The renaissance and courage were indicated through use of the more classical elements of Neoclassicism.
Impressionism was used in the painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir titled The Luncheon of the Boating Party. This work of art was painted using live models that posed when available and pieced into the painting. Renoir was following the techniques that were began by Claude Monet. “In the late 1860s, the young painter Claude Monet began to employ the same rich, thick brushstrokes Monet was already using, but with an even looser hand”; “Most of all, he painted with the intense hues made possible by the development of synthetic pigments” (Sayre, 2010). Impressionists as they were known as because of Monet’s painting Impression- Sunrise, were first called “Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, etc. Inc.” Impressionists’ paintings are so vibrant and photographic looking it’s almost as if a real photo had been taken. Painters of this...
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