From the early years of landscape painting as a genre in its own right, artists have used it to depict the awe-inspiring but fascinating horrors of the sublime.
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Because these landscape elements are constrained within the overall work, the artist has complete control over them, something reflected in their reading too. Such cameo landscapes are never awe-inspiring, but subjugate to the whole.
I am going to try getting inside the artistic imagination of important landscape painters, and discovering the vision that each had of the landscape. Here are some hors d’oeuvres.
We should refer to European and not French Impressionism, although prior to about 1880 the hub of the movement was certainly Paris.
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In the absence of any clearly articulated theoretical statements from the core French Impressionists, there are no obvious rules or clear criteria handed down.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
A selection of nine additional impressionist painters from different countries, Argentina to Turkey.