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Art according to Websters Dictionary is a human skill of expression of other objects by painting drawing and sculpture People have used art as a form of expression for a long time From the Mesopotamian era to the Classical Greeks and the present Art is expressed in many different ways and styles and is rapidly changing one style replacing another Impressionism and Cubism broke away from the traditional style of painting They were both looking for a new way to express everyday life Time is an important tool that is used in Cubism as well as Impressionism This element is expressed in Claude Monets Sunrise and Pablo Picassos Man with a Violin in different ways Impressionists works were not easily accepted in society At the time Impressionism was a radical departure from tradition People thought of them as impressions not real paintings Forms in their pictures lost their clear outlines and became dematerialized a re-creation of actual outdoor conditions Traditional formal compositions were abandoned in favor of a more casual and less contrived disposition of objects These artists abandoned the traditional landscape palette of muted greens browns and grays and instead painted in a lighter sunnier more vivid colors The Impressionists abandoned the use of grays and blacks in shadows as inaccurate and used complementary colors instead The Impressionists extended their new techniques to depict landscapes trees houses and even urban street scenes and railroad stations They painted real life landscapes as they saw them without idealization Cubism was a completely different style of art that no one had seen before It was the style that came to challenge the principles of Renaissance painting as dramatically as Einsteins theory of relativity had challenged Newtonian physics Fiero 9 It is composed of geometrical shapes abstraction and time There are no specific colors or objects used Cubists were looking for a different way to express human form as well as art in general They
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