June 21, 2011

Impressionism - Tonight on In the Zone - ep. June 20,2011

If you missed tonight's episode of In the Zone with Cyn Gagen and Robi Cohen,  here is the link to the recording of the show:

The 1800's to early 1900's were a time of incredible discovery and experimentation in the art world.  The 'Impressionists' were mainly in France, centred around Paris, and together ushered Art through  the Victorian age, the Industrial Revolution and their Neoclassical and Romantic eras.

Delacroix        Turner         Corot             Courbet
         Monet        Manet                Renoir         Pissarro
              Cassatt  Morisot         Degas  Van Gogh 
     Gauguin                        Cezanne                           Seurat


Are you familiar with all of these names? Who is your favourite?
I couldn't pick a favourite; it would be impossible. I cannot possibly compare Degas natural beauty of a ballet dancer preparing to perform to the fantastical swirls and colours of Van Gogh's Starry Night.

What are the key elements to most of the Impressionists' paintings?

I enjoyed showing how I took pictures and edited them to have an 'impressionistic look'.

Here is my demo for pointillism. 
Using a piece of cardstock and many markers, I created this landscape just placing dots on the page. The markers had tips of all shapes and sizes.

Just dots!
Demo #2 - how to draw a landscape
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy watching the show.

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