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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"