Research Essay Prep: Object Analysis
Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare
Artist: Claude Monet
Type: Oil Painting
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario
The Impressionists frequently paid tribute to the modern aspects of Paris. Their paintings abound with scenes of grand boulevards and elegant, new blocks of buildings, as well as achievements of modern construction such as iron bridges, exhibition halls, and train sheds. Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare was an especially appropriate choice of subject for Claude Monet in the 1870s. In the 1870s, Paris struggled in life and was changing – thanks to wider streets, more traffic, suburban factory explosions and faster, more frequent steam-powered trains. No one in France is immune to the effects of rapid change, especially for all artists.
Monet have few different work is for the train station, he like to draw the train station is because representing the industrial Revolution, it means the century and the society was developing, life is getting better after the industrial revolution. Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more explores how French Impressionist artists and their contemporaries, were equally obsessed with capturing the spirit of the industrial age. French avant-garde artists of the late 19th century were enthralled by the modernity of industry and technology, and they captured their changing world in art. This exhibition is the first to examine their sustained engagement with industry, offering a new and grittier view of this celebrated chapter in art history.
There are many different impressionism painting around this area in the gallery, because it have the exhibition. The features of impressionism is misty and not complete if people look close.
Why the French avant-garde artists of the late 19th century were enthralled by the modernity of industry and technology?
What is the painting inspire of the society?
What sight that the impressionism painting giving people?
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