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The Industrial Revolution brought about structural changes in Europe It sparked interest in new ideas and the need for new development The Industrial Revolution introduced the new art form of impressionism and influenced many artists Impressionism flourished out of the art form of Realism The word impressionist originated by the critics as an insult to the young artists It came from the title of Monets painting Impressionism of the Rising Sun This painting shows that the artists intention was to show the landscape as his personal impression In 1874 a group of young painters organized an exhibit with art that broke the established customs and appeared revolutionary This group included two of the most famous artists Oscar-Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir When critics first viewed the new art form in the nineteenth century they were appalled It was viewed as a disgrace to the accepted classic art form These painters tried to give vivid impressions o f people and places as they might appear in a brief glance Impressionist studied light and color and experimented with small patches of different colors placed side by side to create shimmering effects They derived new concepts from the lessons of the past and the present Impressionist painted their art in the wide openness of the outdoors They believed that they could capture the full effect of the objects that they are painting Many artists tried to capture the beauty of inanimate objects such as nature or landmarks but artist such as Renoir seek the beauty in the human body The art of the nineteenth century gave an opening the larger freedom of the individual human being Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14 1840 in Paris Monet describes himself as being a lone independent spirit and untutored geniusMannering 1996 57 As a young man Monet had achieved fame as cartoonist and instant portraitist His cartoonist led to his encounter with Eugene Boudin who took his paints
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