27 June, 2005

Impressionism and the Making of Modern Art

"Impressionism & the Making of Modern Art"

Were the Impressionists revolutionaries? Did Monet and Cézanne really invent a new type of painting? And why did Van Gogh cut off his ear? On the following pages, you can explore possible answers to these questions by browsing through a series of virtual exhibits designed by Princeton undergraduates for their writing seminar. These exhibits showcase a wide range of themes, such as Cézanne & Virgil, Caillebotte & Fashion, Toulouse-Lautrec at the Circus, Picasso’s Boy with a PipeMatisse in Morocco. Collectively, these exhibits explore not only the development of Impressionism but also its influence on subsequent movements such as Post-Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism and early Cubism. As Picasso noted towards the end of his life, “Cézanne was my one and only master.”


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