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Artists Hubs - The Impressionist Artists

Updated on March 14, 2011

The French Impressionist artists challenged the artistic conventions of their time. They were ridiculed and ignored by the art establishment in France. However, they came out on top and we still know most of their names and their art more than a century later. The Impressionists taught us so much about seeing beyond what was in front of our eyes to see the inner life of a landscape, a still life, or the human figure.

I have written several hubs on the Impressionist artists, and the post-Impressionist artists. Each hub features a short biography of the artist and a selection of his or her work. They came out of a challenge I took to write 30 hubs in 30 days. I hope you enjoy them.


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    1234567 5 years ago

    Well done love you hub. great Hub

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    dealrocker 7 years ago from California

    Loved you hub. Great hub

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    Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

    Beautiful Hub. :) The Impressionists are among my favorites in fine art. I'll be back to look at the links later.

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    Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

    I love Starry Night. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for using it here. :)

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    prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

    I like an art very much. that is beautiful painting. French is the place for talented artist. And Impressionists is also the best. Thank you for showing me about this.

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    Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Uninvited, I actually had the pleasure of viewing Starry Night up close in person and could not believe how lucky I felt to see it and stand in the presence of such greatness. I thought I'd comment by telling you my favorite impressionist painter but that is impossible, the whole tribe created such marvelous work.

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    jayjay40 8 years ago from Bristol England

    My favourite is Van Gogh, but you have brought some others into my life. Thanks for sharing

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

    Great video!

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    AARON99 8 years ago

    Great hub. Keep it up.

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    Susan Keeping 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    I'm glad you all like my artist hubs, I really enjoyed researching and writing them.

    Hey Dorsi! Glad to see you around.

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    Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    I have always been fascinated by Impressionism. The style is so calming...and flowing. The colors and the way they pop are spectacular. Definitely my favorite style of painting. I love Monet and I'll be back to read more and look at the pretty pictures!!

    Thumbs up and nice to see you!!

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    Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

    While I am of course a fan of all the big names from this period, I gained a lot from studying Paul Cezanne's work. I incorporated green into my own painting through studying him, and used it frequently to indicate shadows and underlying structure when I painted portraits or the human figure.

    From Gauguin I took the idea of using outlines, and I'm still not sure what I found intriguing about that, but I still do it sometimes. Now my outlines are thicker and the style I chose to emulate has become something different altogether.

    Well, sorry, I didn't mean for this comment to be about me, I just think there are some very subtle things to appreciate in the works of this period that aren't always considered. Thanks for reminding me of the great work from this period, I'm going to get out some of the old art books and take another look.

    Thanks again.


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    David Russell 8 years ago

    On my pages have been two read many times stories, one about Van Gogh and the Monet. They both take a bit of a twist on the two artists, including some reference to the art Van Hogh did in Auvers. David Russell

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    daisyjae 8 years ago from Canada

    I am learning so much about art from your hubs. Love them!

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    katiem2 8 years ago from I'm outta here

    WOW thanks ... Art is such a gift and I am grateful you have shared this. Peace :)Katie

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    myownworld 8 years ago from uk

    I absolutely love impressionist art...Am lucky enough to have toured all the major places you can find it (France, Holland, Scotland and London); These days they have an exhibition on in london on Van gogh! I fell for his paintings all over again.

    Anyway, great idea for a hub series and look forward to reading more..:)

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    yenajeon 8 years ago from California

    Renoir is my favorite. Thanks for the links =)