Armand Guillaumin, Tramonto ad Ivry, 1873, Museo d’Orsay – iImage source: it.wikipedia.org
On April 15th 1874 in a photographer’s studio at 35 boulevard des Capucines the first Impressionist exhibition was presented.
I wrote the details of the importance and the consequences of that event in a post in which I explained what Impressionism is.
That exhibition was only the beginning for some young artists who painted in a different way from the past.
For centuries artists painted “dal vero” and then finished their works inside their studio. On the contrary, the Impressionists painted in the open air, “en plein air”.
Who are the impressionist painters?
In this post their names and their main works.
You’ll find the list of the artists who joined the first exhibition in the post in which I told you the beginning of the Impressionists, but over time other artists joined this group, whereas others followed a different artistic journey.
Here then who the Impressionists are.
Frédéric Bazille (1841 – 1870)
Jean Frédéric Bazille . View of the Village, 1868, Musée Fabre.
Image source: en.wikipedia.org
Mary Cassat (1844 – 1926)
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Young Woman in a Black and Green Bonnet, 1890, Princeton University Art Museum. Image source: en.wikipedia.org
Gustave Caillebotte (1848 – 1894)
Gustave Caillebotte, I piallatori di parquet (1875), Museo d’Orsay
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Mont Sainte-Victoire, c.1895 – Paul Cezanne. Image source: WikiArt.org
Edgar Degas, classe di danza (1871). Image source: La Capanna del Silenzio.it
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Armand Guillaumin, La Senna a Charenton (1878). Image source: WikiArt.org
Edouard Manet, bar delle Folies-Bergère. Image source: StudyBlue.com
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Claude Monet – Impression, soleil levant (1872) dettaglio. Image source: it.wikipedia.org
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Berthe Morisot, La culla (1872). Image source: wikipedia.org
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, La colazione dei canottieri (1881).
Alfred Sisley, View of Saint-Mammès (ca. 1880) . Image source: wikipedia.org
Camille Pissarro, Entrata del villaggio di Voisins (1872). Image source: wikipedia.org
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