Impressionist landscapes

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The painting technique of French Impressionists as Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, is unmistakable. After observing the works of these artists, with the students of the Year 9, we tried to reinterpret the photo of a landscape in the Impressionist style. Before we drew the main lines of the landscape on a sheet, avoiding details and particulars. Then we filled the areas outlined with backgrounds of solid colors in tempera paints. Above these colors we have subsequently painted small brushstrokes juxtaposed with each other, trying to imitate the colors of the photo. Here are the results, can we really call them “Impressionist works”!

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  1. I love the idea of using photos, I think I’ll give it a go with my students

    • Hi Nicole! I asked to my students if they preferred to copy an Impressionist work of art or to paint a photo in the style of Impressionists. They answer with enthusiasm thaw was it was easier and more enjoyable to paint freely be inspired by the Impressionist style (I thought it was the opposite!) Thanks for your comment Nicole, back to see! 😉

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