French artists

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Pissaro

painted peasant women, and peasants working

Pissaro

founder of impressionism

Pissaro

painted country scenes and cityscape

Degas

painted dancers

Degas

studied theater lights, foot lights, and ballet

Manet

illuminated faces of people

Manet

studied light and color/ realist

Monet

created impressionism

Monet

painted Impression Sunrise

Monet

loved how colors reflected off of water

Monet

had cataracts the end of his age

Monet

loved water lilies and flowers

Renoir

painted females and children with rosy cheeks

Renoir

arthritis got so bad that he tied paint brushes to his arms

Renoir

couldn't walk by himself

Cezanne

father of modern art

Cezanne

large blocks of color

Cezanne

thought of himself as a failure

Cezanne

got rid of perspective

Cezanne

loved mountains

Gauguin

when he was 17, he sailed around the world for 6 years

Gauguin

painted native girls/ white horse

Gauguin

pro-native rights

Gauguin

more distinctive-brighter colors

Gauguin

friend of Van Gogh

Van Gogh

cut ear in depression

Van Gogh

could tell mood by paint

Van Gogh

killed himself

Van Gogh

post-impressionist

Van Gogh

only sold one painting

Toulouse-Lautrec

invented poster

Toulouse-Lautrec

Jane Avril was favorite model

Toulouse-Lautrec

4 1/2 feet tall, broke legs at 9, never grew right

Toulouse-Lautrec

hung out at circuses and Night Clubs

Leger

Machine art/ Cubism

Leger

cyclists/jugglers/cow/factories

Leger

inspired by WWI

Picasso

blue period, rose period, classical period

Picasso

simplified things, even though they looked more complicated

Picasso

born in Spain

Picasso

three dancers, musicians

Seurat

developed pointillism

Seurat

circus scene, sea lighthouse

Seurat

took a year to finish a large painting

Matisse

fauvism; wild beast

Matisse

large blocks of color in different ways

Matisse

cut paper when he was ill in bed

Chagall

own group/ surrealism

Chagall

dreamy paintings/ usually contained donkeys

Chagall

painted his mood

Chagall

stained glass

Rodin

figure looked so real; people though he killed people and covered them in bronze

Rodin

greatest sculpture since Michelangelo

Rodin

sculptures "grew out of the ground"

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