February is National Arts Month! Let’s kick off this month-long celebration strong by learning more about Impressionist art and music. By watching this video you’ll be introduced to various art styles that were prominent during these former time periods.
Learn a little more about Impressionist art and music with the fun facts below:
• Impressionist art is a style of painting that originated in France in the late 19th century. Impressionist artists tried to capture the feeling or impression of a moment or scene, rather than painting it in a realistic or detailed way.
• Impressionist paintings are often characterized by bright, vibrant colors, loose brushstrokes, and a focus on light and atmosphere.
• Some famous impressionist artists include Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro.
• Impressionist music is a style of classical music that developed around the same time as impressionist art. It is characterized by a focus on atmosphere and emotion, rather than strict form and structure.
• Impressionist composers often used unconventional harmonies and musical textures to create a sense of atmosphere or mood.
• Some famous impressionist composers include Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
• Both impressionist art and music were seen as revolutionary at the time they were created, and they continue to be popular and influential today.
Discuss some of the elements of Impressionist art and music that you can spot in songs and art pieces that are popular right now. How has this older art shaped the modern art you see today?