Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh And Their Three Separate Works: Luncheon On The Grass, Impression: Sunrise, The Night Café.

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The visual art of the Modern era from 1870 to 1914 can be gauged by a sheer number of such movements and styles as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Expressionism. Edouard Manet's Luncheon on the Grass, Claude Monet'sImpression: Sunrise, and Vincent van Gogh's The Night Café are three typical masterpieces that express sharply their defiance of the norm in order to lay out new techniques and ideas.Edouard Manet was a French painter whose work inspired by the impressionist style, but who refused to so label his own work. His influence on French painting and the general development of modern art was due to his portrayal of everyday subject matter, his use of broad simple color areas, and his vivid, summary brush technique (Edouard). In Luncheon on the Grass, Manet depicted the subject of the painting that was directed against by the public outcry: "a female nude among two fully clothed young men and another clothed female figure" (Lawrence, 490). To be more precise, in the foreground, three characters are seated on the grass: a naked woman and two men dressed like dandies. The woman, whose body is starkly lit, looks frankly in the direction of the viewer. The man on the right is wearing a flat hat with a tassel. The men seem to be engaged in conversation and totally ignore the woman. In front of them, the clothes of the woman, a basket of fruit and a round loaf of bread are displayed as in a still life.In the background, there is another woman, draped in an almost transparent cloth, bathing in a small pond. She is too large in comparison with the figures in the foreground and seems to float. The backdrop is painted roughly and lacks depth: one gets the impression that the scene doesn't take place outside, but in a photographer's studio. This impression is reinforced by the use of broad light, which casts almost no shadows. In fact, the lighting of the scene is inconsistent and unnatural. One can also note that the sort of hat the man is wearing was normally only for indoor use. According to Lawrence in Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities, it is not difficult to perceive the "particular air of reality in Manet's scene" and his interest in "showing us how he sees" rather than "telling us what his characters are doing" (490). In turn, anything not in viewers' center of vision, in reality is not in clear focus, and this was how Manet painted.Manet was committed to Realist ideas in his painting of Luncheon on the Grass. He and other realists believed that the common man, the real people were important individuals and worthy of representation. His subjects in Luncheon on the Grass were actual people of his time, people that he knew, that he could actually see. And Manet lifted the veil of illusion and bluntly confronted the public with reality.Impression: Sunrise is the most famous painting of Claude Monet, an Impressionist painter during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, for which the Impressionist movement...

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