Rise of Modernism
Show me an angel, and I'll paint one. Gustave Corbet
The late 19th century, when there was new open trade with Japan between the US and Europe, artists were strongly influenced by this new technique of woodblock printing- ukiyo e, or "floating world" prints. These prints also captured the fleeting moment and focused on Japanese culture including dance, theater, daily moments in life.
Mary Cassatt said in a letter "You must not miss it... You couldn't dream of anything more beautiful. I dream of it and don't think of anything else."
1. Article: Romanticism to Realism (from The Visual Arts: A History 4th ed.)
2. SmartHistory's How the Impressionists' Got Their Name and (a little slow but good clarifying info) a short look at Impressionism.
3. From the National Gallery of Art, take a look into the life of van Gogh and from the Great Artist series, a van Gogh documentary
4. VAN GOGH by Joel Swerdlow
5. Redon's collection of paintings
6. Read more on Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold
7. Miniature Japanese woodblock print - Visit this site that has many images of different themes and Ukiyo-e prints
8. The Horse in Motion
9. YouTube: Ukiyo-e master at work
10. Crash Course: Industrial Revolution
11. Gaudi, Church of the Sagrada Familia
The Stone Breakers
Nader Raising Photography...
Luncheon on the Grass
The Valley of Mexico from the
Hillside of Santa Isabel
The Horse in Motion
The Starry Night
Where Do We Come From?
Carson Pirie Scott
La Sagrada Familia
The Burghers of Calais