Impressionism Art Project
Take notes from this video about each of the major art movements of the 19th century.
2 Direct Instruction
Watch this video and then orally complete this paragraph.
Impressionism is about the nature of fugitive light falling on surfaces. This play of _____, as opposed to stationary light, expresses the _____ (lasting for a markedly brief time) quality of modernity. Impressionism is about the _____, the here and now, and not about the timeless, the forever. Impressionism is about life lived in bursts of _____ in the city. It’s about faster speeds, quickly moving clouds, sunshine reflected on water, and the shimmer of satin ribbons dangling from a baby’s cradle. Above all, Impressionism is about modernity: its _____ and various improvements in the quality of daily life. It is about _____ activities: shopping, vacationing, rushing, strolling, lingering, waiting, working and taking time off to flirt in a Montmartre dance hall or a restaurant on the Seine. The artists who seemed to _____ down these instances of modern life were playfully dubbed “Impressionists” and their paintings became known as “Impressionism.” The Impressionists’ technique developed during the late _____. In the earliest reviews, one of Claude Monet’s works in 1873, titled - Impression: Sunrise inspired the critical nickname “_____.”
3 Independent Practice
Select one of the samples of Impressionist art shown here and use thinglink.com to create an interactive art analysis. Read the "more information" page below the image and this background reading to learn information to include in these topics:
- Perspective (focal point)
4 Direct Instruction
Watch this video. In your notes, reflect on how Monet's method of painting outdoor light compares to the traditional methods? Explain: “Not what I know; what do I see?”
5 Direct Instruction
Watch this video to wrap-up the project.