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Impressionism and Urbanism

Impressionism and Urbanism

Author: Aleisha Olson

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

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Image of Monet, Impression Sunrise, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet,_Impression,_soleil_levant,_1872.jpg; Image of Monet, Saint Lazare Train Station, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet_003.jpg; Image of Caillebotte, Paris Street: Rainy Day, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Caillebotte_-_Paris_Street;_Rainy_Day_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Pissarro, La Place du Théâtre Français, 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; Image of Renoir, Le Moulin de la Galette, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre-Auguste_Renoir,_Le_Moulin_de_la_Galette.jpg

Terms to Know
  • 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.

  • Impressionism

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

  • 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.