Analysis of materials and techniques of Impressionism painting

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The impressionist painting refers to those that are affected by 19th century European impressionist painting style and the concept. In the history, Impressionist works generally do not emphasize the plot and ideological sense of works whose materials are the common scene and never too rigidly adhere to strict physical shape and characterizations of integrity.

The impressionist painting refers to those that are affected by 19th century European impressionist painting style and the concept. In the history,Guest Posting Impressionist works generally do not emphasize the plot and ideological sense of works whose materials are the common scene and never too rigidly adhere to strict physical shape and characterizations of integrity. They focus on the instant changes of light color and mutual influence on environmental color and pursue the harmony and atmosphere of the overall painting colors. The golden age of Impressionism is 1865-1890. Although the main artists of the Impressionist paintings have different features and rich variations and differences in technique and style, they have some common features which are trying to face the objects rather than imaginary fiction in the idea and method and stress on the meticulous observation of color and overall control of color tone. In the performance of techniques, Nabis painters Vial and Bonnard are relatively close to impressionist painters. But their colors are stronger than the real and also pay more attention to the composition of the painting color. Impressionist painting has a great influence on the various schools of later paintings, especially in color performance. As one of the important painting styles, the style of impressionist painting is still an important reference in modern oil painting.

 

The impressionist style of painting creation basically adopts the direct drawing, usually with white canvas to make color have the strongest base background, but also a visual color screen and use cream or light grey canvas base. The canvas texture generally should not be too thin and coarse texture can cause the loose pigment layer in the color connection. It is also conducive for dry brushwork. In addition to a few painters like Renoir and Lody Leek using thin coating methods, most typical Impressionist painters use thick coating and coloring method in parallel with different fine brushwork and color and opaque and translucent pigment and produce contrast colors and fibrillation effect through staggered overlapping or parallel method. Although there is essential difference between Post Impressionism and Impressionist painters in concept, there is no fundamental difference in the materials and techniques, only with more emphasis on subjective color. The new Impressionist painters separate the colors according to the principle of spectrum even without spectrum basic colors and the color point of painting. So it is also called the pointillist in strict sense. But different painters’ stipple pens still have the obvious difference, such as Monet’s freedom and comfort, Pissarro’s sophistication, Van Gogh’s boldness and Seurat’s strictness.  

 

The drawing procedures of impressionism have been known to everyone, for outdoor sketch, thick pigment with slight mixing is often used to form strong brushwork and texture for color coordinate effect. Because landscapes sketch is mostly done one time, so the wet paint method occupies the dominance. If not necessary, the color medium is rarely diluted. In the painting production or in the repeated works, the drawing order should be carefully noticed, generally the first to turpentine color thin to spread out background, and then further use the thick color. Dry brushwork can also be used in painting with sweeping strokes to draw the cover color, making the background color and upper color form perplexing beauty effect. The pigment should not be mixed too dead; making different colors naturally parallel through visual were mixed to obtain the stronger contrast. Thick paint processing techniques mainly pay great attention to the thickness contrast. There must be ventilated place which could not blindly pack pigment; otherwise the painting is very cumbersome and will cause oil or cracking problem. The part which is not ideal is better moved away or redrawn as well.

 

Impressionist painting stresses on the connection conversion of overall color rhythm. The fluent conception and loosen pen are very important, which are quite similar to freehand paintings. Paying too much attention to details will be rigidly formal. Therefore, the treatment of body should be bold and generalized to get dizzy. This meaning is the characteristics and charm of color and pen. 

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