The Impressionists have become the international superstars of Western painting. The works of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cezanne, and the great successors of Impressionism such as Gauguin and Van Gogh appear everywhere and are well loved by the public and academics alike.
In addition to their popularity and accessibility, for their time, Impressionist paintings were radical works of art, which instigated a revolution in the art world. The Impressionists broke away from traditional academic art in their technique by using touches of color to capture movement and light and in their subject matter, depicting ordinary people at work and leisure in Paris and on the banks of the Seine.
In this compilation, we are reacquainted with the artists — their motivations and loves, triumphs and disappointments, and with their work. Marlow takes us on a journey through late 19th century France and he invites us to immerse ourselves in the greatest Impressionist works of art.
DVD. 192 minutes.