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photography's influence on impressionism


From: San D Hasselman (kprs)
Date: Sun Apr 16 2000 - 05:30:32 PDT

  • Next message: Ann Heineman: "Re: Impressionism as a result of the development of photography"

    I am one of the teachers on artsednet. It is a well known assumption
    that because photography was able to stop a moment in time, that the
    impressonists wanted to do that as well with their work, and avoid the
    posed, artifice of the paintings that preceded their work. The
    Impressionists attempted to render subjects in temporary and
    instantaneous terms. Compare works of earlier painters with Monet,
    Manet, Cezanne, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec. Photographers and painters also
    shared a preoccupation with "light" as well. AND, lastly, seeing people
    through a fixed "lens" as compared through an emotional eye is also a
    connecting factor.

    What you may have to do for your research is this. First declare your
    thesis statement. Then do research on the history of photography, then
    on the Impressionists, and FIND the link between the two philosophies,
    strategies, and outcomes of the photographers and artists....and then
    make a conclusion.

    The search engines I recommend are

    Altavista ---use the advanced search
    Dogpile
    Askjeeves

    Sometimes when doing research, YOU must make the connections because the
    connections will not be stated in an obvious way. Which quite simply
    means, you will probably not find a site that will say "Impressionism as
    a result of the
    development of photography". You MAY however find information on the
    sites (AND DON'T FORGET YOUR PUBLIC/LOCAL COLLEGE LIBRARY, MOST OF US
    USED THOSE EXTRODINARY BUILDINGS TO GET OUR DEGREES), where
    photographers and painters of that time hung around together.

    good luck,

    San D

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