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Published by National Gallery of Art .
Written in English


  • History - General,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Argenteuil,
  • Artist colonies,
  • Exhibitions,
  • France,
  • Impressionism (Art),
  • Impressionist artists

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages179
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11305725M
ISBN 100894682490
ISBN 109780894682490

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The Impressionists and the Paris Suburbs. Although the impressionist exhibitions took place in Paris, most of the core members of the group spent the s living and working in smaller towns surrounding the capital. Monet moved to Argenteuil in December and stayed there for six years. The Impressionists at Argenteuil. Paul Hayes Tucker Published pages. The small suburban town of Argenteuil, situated down the Seine from Paris, was the single most important site for the birth of . Get this from a library! The impressionists at Argenteuil. [Paul Hayes Tucker; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.] -- "With the exception of Paris, no other site is more closely associated with the birth of impressionism than Argenteuil. Only fifteen minutes by railroad from the heart of the capital, Argenteuil was. The Impressionists at Argenteuil by Paul Hayes Tucker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

  Argenteuil, a small suburb fewer than 10 miles from the center of Paris, was one of the most popular retreats. Many Impressionists, including Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley, immortalized Argenteuil’s river views, bridges, streets, and gardens in their paintings. In , a group of artists called the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Printmakers, etc. organized an exhibition in Paris that launched the movement called founding members included Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Camille Pissarro, among group was unified only by its independence from the official annual Salon, for which a jury of artists from the.   This was probably because so many of the Impressionists visited this town at the same time during the mid 's. In fact, Monet and Renoir often painted very similar scenes, such as Monet's Boaters of Argenteuil and Renoir's Seine at Argenteuil. However, on one occasion in they each painted the same regatta. Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.

  Impressionism was a radical art movement that began in the late s, centered primarily around Parisian painters. Impressionists rebelled against classical. Sold to Potter Palmer, Chicago, July 8, , for 5, francs; sold to Durand-Ruel, New York, Nov. 23, , for $2, [this and the following per Durand-Ruel, New York, stock book for – (no. , as Sa Maison à Argenteuil), as confirmed by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, Durand-Ruel Archives, to the Art Institute. In the group held its first show, independent of the official Salon of the French Academy, which had consistently rejected most of their works. Monet’s painting Impression: Sunrise () earned them the initially derisive name “Impressionists” from the journalist Louis Leroy writing in the satirical magazine Le Charivari in The artists themselves soon adopted the name as.   Argenteuil captured the imaginations of many of the city’s artists, from Sisley, Renoir and Monet to Caillebotte and Boudin. The water was Monet’s main focus. His paintings ‘The Argenteuil Bridge’ and ‘Autumn Effect at Argenteuil’ both celebrate the movement and beauty of the water.