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Impressionism and the Modern City

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This lesson will examine the development of Impressionism and the influence of modern urbanism on Impressionist subject matter.

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Notes on "Impressionism and the Modern City"

Key Terms

 

Impressionism

An artistic movement of the nineteenth century that emphasized depiction of fleeting moments, in particular the changing appearance of light.

Haussmann

The civic planner responsible for the complete renovation of Paris in the late 19th century.

Haussmannization

The physical transformation of Paris from a medieval city with winding, narrow streets to a modern city with wide, straight boulevards.

Urbanism

The way of life of people who live in a city.

Urbanization

The migration of large numbers of people from agricultural areas to cities.

 

Works Cited

Impression Sunrise; Public Domain (PD-1923): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet,_Impression,_soleil_levant,_1872.jpg St Lazare Train Station; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet_003.jpg St Lazare Train Station; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet_003.jpg La Place du Theatre France; Public Domain: http://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%E1%BA%ADp_tin:Camille_Pissarro,_La_Place_du_Th%C3%A9%C3%A2tre_Fran%C3%A7ais.jpg La Mouline de la Galette; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre-Auguste_Renoir,_Le_Moulin_de_la_Galette.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Impressionism

    An artistic movement of the 19th-century that emphasized depictions of fleeting moments, in particular the changing appearance of light.

  • Haussmann

    The civic planner responsible for the complete renovation of Paris in the late 19th-century.

  • Haussmannization

    The physical transformation of Paris from a medieval city with winding, narrow streets to a modern city with wide, straight boulevards.

  • Urbanism

    The way of life of people who live in a city.

  • Urbanization

    The migration of large numbers of people from agricultural areas to cities.