slide school | monet

slide school is a bi-weekly education session (with myself ;) in which i attempt to remember bits and pieces i learned about specific artworks in my university art history classes. i get to peek at my notes, but not online. for more details about slide school - visit this post.

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*if you are doing some sort of school project and ended up here, please note i cannot guarantee that any of this information below is even remotely accurate!

title | rouen cathedral
artist | claude monet
date | hmm, okay, the impressionists began in the late 1800's so i'm going to say 1885?
medium | oil on canvas
art historical period | impressionism
three facts | monet and the impressionists cared less about painting a realistic portrayal of their subject matter, and more about capturing a moment in time - a moment of light. monet painted the rouen cathedral over and over again* at different times of the day simply to capture the various forms of light it reflected. this is why you'll see this same subject matter in red, blue, green and yellow. 

title | rouen cathedral, facade.
artist | correct! (whew! *wipes brow)
date | 1892-1894
medium | correct
art historical period | correct
*he painted it 30 times? source

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