Learn About 50 Most Famous Paintings in 10 Minutes

Picasso posing as a ballerina

Learn About 50 Most Famous Paintings in 10 Minutes.

Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet,  Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Leonardo da Vinci.

Knowing More About Édouard Manet, French Impressionist

Feeling lost. Not lost in the streets of Mumbai metropolitan, India.

I would be happier if lost in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Sounds awfully good, but it was not because of this as well.

Feeling lost. Of just having a pretty mediocre sense of direction, when it comes to art blogging with the topic of impressionism and oil paintings.

I was at the library earlier today. Trying to search for references relating to the famous French PainterÉdouard Manet and its most famous oil paintings, “Luncheon on the Grass“.

I did find some over-sized books. Think-covered heavy ones stacked up neatly on tall shelve, as if there were never been touched or read.

I carried the books back to my table, flip through a few pages, but was quicker to social in Facebook than creating-written content in my blog.

Facebook is addictive. So much so that I’m also trying to get readers to interest my blog post. I ought to admit it.

Too often, Facebook users are overwhelm by meaningless notifications that actually comes from active groups of professionals and online socialites.

Are you one of them?

Oh, I’m glad u naming me as one. Thank you.

My proactive research actually made out of a series of calculated vanishings from places to places. From rows of the bookshelves to the study table, and from library’s catalog at the desktop computer to few visits to the loo. Sometimes, coffee at the nearby cafe.

All actions seemingly to inspire those librarians to imagine what I was up to.

Perhaps, I maybe the one pretending to be big and busy as a novice art blogger. A bad habit of my evasion towards blogging.

Do you share the same sentiment as a typical blogger?

After my last post, I have a few thoughts running in my mind.

Hoping to help myself and to share my understanding on impressionism and Édouard Manet.

Putting it in my task list for next post, making it evasion-proof for dear readers. Here it is:-

  1. Impressionism relating to Édouard Manet and Claude Monet.
  2. Painting techniques from Édouard Manet, ‘Alla Prima
  3. Other painting techniques modified by Impressionist successors.
  4. Why is Édouard Manet important to Impressionism.

Seriously, I wish I could have longer list. That also mean more unanswered questions in my list.

Well, I welcome any disparaging comments. Being new to fine arts, blogging standard changes as a way for improvements.

Impressionism Painting Style, Quick Facts

Sunrise, Monet
  1. Impressionism, as a painting style, is a school of paintings initially focus on art work done outdoors.
  2. Impressionist paintings demonstrated that human beings do not see objects, but instead see light itself. Emphasizing on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities.
  3. A 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.Sunrise, Monet
  4. The name of the style is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), painted in 1872.
  5. Impressionist artists: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley.
  6. Impressionism became a precursor of various styles of painting, including Post-Impressionism and Cubism.
  7. Painting techniques, naming a few, impasto, Wet-on-wet, or alla prima, and effets de soir
  8. Impasto ~ paint is laid on canvas very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.
  9. Alla prima ~ used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint.
  10. Effets de soir ~ getting the effects of light caused by the sunset, twilight, or darkness of the early evening or matins. Therefore, painting during evening.