The Impressionists turned the 19th-century art world on its head with the inventive use of light in their
work and interpretive views of simple subjects. The Internet has a wealth of information about the lives
and work of some of the most important artists of the last millennium. Impressionist art grew to have
phenomenal commercial appeal long after the movement itself had ended.
These sites introduce a sampling of some Impressionist painters and their works.
GiVerNet allows visitors to glance at Monet's garden in Giverny, the
setting of his famous Water Lilies series. It also directs visitors to where Monet's paintings are located in
museums around the globe. Check out The Artchive for a
biography and a review of his work at the First Impressionist Exhibition in 1874.
Artcyclopedia offers links to articles and sites about
Degas. Browse photos of his paintings, including many featuring young ballet dancers.
Impressionist Art Prints.com has
a detailed biography of Degas and allows consumers to purchase books about the artist and prints of his work.
Morisot's paintings demonstrate her artistic prowess and feminine sensitivity. See "Image of a Woman at
her Toilette," "The Cradle" and a biography at
CGFA- A Virtual Art Museum.
Artcyclopedia offers more information
about her life and works.
Known for making women and children her most popular subjects, you can study some of her more famous
works, including "The Bath," at MyStudios.com.
The Resource Library Magazine describes the life of this
remarkable woman, who was the only American to exhibit work among the Impressionists in Paris.
Check out the timeline of important milestones in Renoir's life at
Art and Artist. The
Worldwide Art Gallery offers more
background information about Renoir, including the period he served in the Franco-Prussian war; the
identity of the female subject of 20 of his early paintings; and which person painted in "The Luncheon
of the Boating Party" represented his future wife.