Impressionist Art From The Past

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Paintings by artist fields are widely available for purchase. Browse a range of different Impressionist, Modern or vernacular versions of the works for sale available today. These days art galleries and museums put their collections on sale for a number of reasons, including repurposing, removing, updating or building a permanent home for the collection, selling due to poor catalogue or lack of demand, selling as part of a promotional campaign or to fill an empty space. It is not uncommon to see oil paintings by artist versions being sold at auction blocks or put up for sale on display.

Enthusiastic Following

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Artists have always had an enthusiastic following and, as well as painting in their studios and homes, they often painted informal pictures which were then brought out during public exhibitions or other events. The most popular Impressionist group of artists included Renoir, Monet and Cezanne. They were considered innovators and ahead of their time as innovative artists who presented the art world with new ways of looking at art and presenting it.

Renoir’s Impressionist paintings are considered to be some of the most exciting and beautiful examples of painting by hand that have been produced at that time. Renoir was a unique specimen of what can be called Impressionism and he tackled all areas of painting, almost literally. He used oil paints in all his paintings as well as water colours and found that using water colours allowed him to experiment with colour. The Impressionist movement which stemmed from the Parisian artists soon afterwards was to shape the landscape of modern art and give it its distinctive style. Renoir’s painting “Haystack” is now part of the permanent collection of the Muscular Museum in London.

Bring A Freshness

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Impressionists painting style was to bring a freshness to the art world and to challenge the status quo of professional painting. This group of artists brought an entirely new perspective to the process of painting and changed the way that art was perceived forever. Renoir was to popularise the medium of oil paints and give a much more appealing format to the art that was being created. There is great debate about whether Renoir was the first Impressionist as there is much debate about the extent of his influence.

Renoir’s Impressionist paintings helped him to define himself as an artist completely. He felt that people needed a new way of looking at art. He wanted to present his work in a much more appealing manner and this he achieved by painting the colours in the most unusual of ways. Renoir’s paintings also helped him to create an entirely new set of criteria for judging the beauty in art. By painting in such a different and bold way he helped to challenge the status quo and he was well on his way to creating his own particular style. The Impressionist movement which came later on was to define the direction that modern art would take for many years.


Charles Renoir’s painting “Haystack” is still popular among fans of Impressionist art. This painting is so full of detail and it has such a strong impact on viewers because of its obvious beauty. This painting by Renoir is so full of life and colour that the viewer will find themselves drawn into the canvas almost immediately. It is due to this very strong effect that this painting by Renoir remains one of the most popular works from the Impressionist school of painting.

 Summing Up

With such a strong background in Impressionist painting, many modern artists have tried to create similar bolder coloured paintings that would be considered bolder in style. However, as time has gone by, this style of painting by some of these artists has been reduced to the status of a stereotype and not much is left in the realm of Impressionist painting. This is because more modern artists have tried to create a similar painting style that can be achieved through the use of strong blues, greens and reds. This helps to give modern art a more exciting edge that many people love.

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