About the Impressionism Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the Impressionistic art movement.
• To be able to describe what an art movement is.
• To be able to identify the aspects of traditional classical painting.
• To be able to understand the aspects of impressionistic painting.
• To be able to briefly know the difference between post-impressionism and impressionism.
Impressionism broke the rules of traditional classical painting in terms of content and style. Traditional movement focused on historical subjects, religious themes, and portraits. The style was very conservative and had to mirror reality. However, it did not take into consideration the emotions or feelings of the artists. For example, traditional portraits focused on having the main subject always in the center of the painting and backgrounds were not considered very important. Traditional painting took place indoors.