Impressionism and its Techniques

Yet another movement of art was the Impressionism movement which took place during the 19th century. This art movement specifically involved the use of small, thin yet visible brush strokes. The other things that this particular movement focused on were emphasis on exact portrayal of light with its changing features, open composition, unusual visual angles, very common subject matter, and the fact that one of the very important elements of human perspective and experience is the inclusion of movement.

Around the 1870’s and 1880’s a group of Paris artists came into prominence with their independent exhibitions, it was this group with whom Impressionism began. The name of the movement came from a Claude Monet work named Impression which provoked Louis Leroy to coin that term in one of the Parisian newspaper.

No matter what the movement, lovers of art have thrived in all centuries and under all circumstances and it is to keep this light of zeal burning in everyone that Mark Borghi organizes exhibitions at his three different galleries – New York, Bridgehampton and Palm Beach. His exhibitions are worth the watch as they are so rich with information because he always showcases the latest forms of art. His love for fine arts is revealed from the fact that he uses it as a medium to promote some strong social message.

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The Impressionist art work, just like the other movements has a lot of techniques that are exclusive to it. This article explores the various techniques the artists of Impression put to use. It is found that the techniques of the Impressionists are rather innovative. The color theory in particular provokes them a lot. Their primary aim is to reflect the human perspective as it is and that is why they were ready to forsake the outline and detail to create art, so that they could portray life and its other elements could be presented within a free form.

Impasto this is the technique of painting in which a thick layer of paint is applied, this is what gives this painting its opacity and texture. The brush strokes are vividly present in this technique and oil paint is used in this because it dries slowly and has a thick viscosity. The elimination of the distinctive lines is what brings out the human perception to perfection; the control of light is also better got with this technique.

The technique of blending the various hues optically instead of the palette is known as the Broken Color technique. There is no perfection in the coverage neither is there proper smooth blended transition. The human perception is captured here in the optical blending of colors. Diffusion and mixing is another technique in which the hard lines are replaced.

The other techniques are Wet Paint and the Effects De Soir and En Plein Air, all these techniques in some or the other endeavor to bring out the confusion of the human perception. Many other forms of art work can be found at the art galleries of  Mark Borghi where the display of the latest forms of fine can be easily found.