Rejected by the academies for its lack of line, contour, and form, Impressionism was the avant-garde movement of the 19th century. Learn what inspired this brand new technique, and how diverse artists made it their own, in this "Art Term Tuesday".
What's your first impression? We stepped outside the studio and took a brush from Impressionist artists, who focused on painting the changing light and colors around them in everyday scenes. Find out how we made Impressionism our own!
Here at FWMoA, we are super excited for spring and flowers, so much so, we chose this floral portrait of a woman by American Impressionist Robert Reid for this week's vault treasure.
Recently on view in our Year of Making Meaning exhibition, Elizabeth Kilmer discusses a French favorite of hers: Manet. These treasures, etchings of the artists friends Charles Baudelaire and Berthe Morisot, tell us more about the artist than many of his other more famous works. Read on to learn how!