did 350 painters from 18 countries around the world
visit Giverny for 30 years?
The first Impressionist exhibition was held in Paris
for the first time in 1874. Even after 140 years,
Impressionism stands tall at the center of Western art
today and is called the 'mmortal school of painting.'
To understand why Impressionism became an immortal
school of painting, it is important to know the mother
and origin of Impressionist art. It is necessary to
look at the works and lives of the 350 Givernyites who
lived hard in Giverny.
Monet, who led the Impressionist exhibition at the
time and became a pioneer, achieved what he had always
dreamed of in 1883 at the age of 43. He settled in
Giverny and began to fulfill his lifelong wish. For 30
years, from 1885, just two years later, to 1914, when
World War I broke out, 350 artists from 18 countries
around the world, including 300 American painters,
came on their own to form a mysterious artist
community (Art Colony), or painter's village.
Most of them were American painters. At the time, the
European Impressionists were alienated from the new
Impressionists by persecuting and treating them coldly
due to their strong obsession with traditional
academic art, i.e. conservatism. There were many
things that were neglected. On the other hand, after
the Civil War, the United States developed into an
innovative society and its values changed, and the
general public was more interested in the novel style
of Impressionism in art and was more reformative and
progressive in accepting it.
received the best academic education in Paris and had
a future. Why did the painters who were guaranteed not
return to their home countries and become Givers
Niaitz? - After graduating from the best art schools
in their countries, including the United States, they
went to Paris to pursue higher-level art studies at
the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie
Julien, where they studied at the best in portraits
and portraits. They were painters who had studied
academic art. Their future was guaranteed even if they
returned to their home country right away.
they were change agents who saw a major shift in the
world of art in line with the rapidly changing
industrial society in the late 19th century. In other
words, he headed to Giverny with the foresight to see
that the trend in art would change to Impressionism,
which took advantage of the aesthetic sense of human
nature. At that time, Impressionism did not have an
official educational institution and no theoretical
system was established. However, as they explored the
original form of Impressionism in Giverny, they
gradually began to grasp the common denominator of the
techniques and characteristics of Impressionism that
began to form naturally over time.
will continue to follow the personality and techniques
of the painter. Can a creative and infinite work be
created? - Monet did not have any students, but if you
look at their works, no one copied Monet or drew the
same picture. If you look at this book, you will see
unique personalities and techniques in the various
works. And Impressionism's works fulfilled 'human's
primordial desire for beauty', and in the background
was the incessant love of the general public.
The main characteristic of Impressionism is first of
all the diversity of motifs. In addition to the
artist's free individuality, the infiniteness of
expression methods can be mentioned. In particular,
the individuality of the Impressionists originated
from the impermanence of each stroke. - In the future,
when these three elements are combined in a matrix,
unimaginably infinite works and original and unique
works will be created. I think it can be done.
Therefore, this is the reason why Impressionism is
located at the center of modern art and is called an
immortal school of painting.
In the future, there will be ample room for many
excellent Impressionist painters to come out in Korea
and lead the world in this field. You can look at it.
Because we have inherited the best and oldest cultural
wisdom from around the world. In addition, it has the
highest brain level in the world and has also
supported the improvement of the high economic
standard. Therefore, the next step is the advancement
of culture and arts. This prediction, as Baekbeom Kim
Gu (Kim Gu) said, 'Rather
than becoming rich, my wish is to become the most
beautiful country and to possess the power of high
culture without end,'
just as our ancestors have done historically in the
past, culture and arts
it worth looking at Giverny Aitz's work and life
again? - In this way, 30 years have passed in a
limited area called Giverny, which was the starting
point of Impressionism 140 years ago. Givernia Aitz's
work, which has been steadily working toward one goal,
and his life filled with many unimaginable joys and
sorrows will be something worth looking into. - And
this is still the case. The question of
Impressionism(?), which seems to be lost in a
labyrinth, can be answered by knowing the true nature
of Impressionism. Among them, there were many painters
who stayed in Giverny for a long period of time, from
10 to 40 years.
In general, painters receive great inspiration from
various interests and encounters with many people in
the process of growing up. And I get a lot of emotion
even when I cover many areas. Also, throughout my
life, I feel nuances that are difficult to express
from other artists and numerous works. Painters are
people who are sensitive to such mental stimulation in
an instant. Therefore, as painters constantly seek to
satisfy their creative desires, they always want to
receive fresh stimulation from various people and
works, as well as travel and observations.
Therefore, this behavior is the biggest driving force
behind Giverniaitz's visit to Monet. It was a cause.
Therefore, this book also examines what each painter
felt and experienced at turning points in their lives.
In addition, although it is insufficient, the
commentary included influential people and works
The painters covered in this book include 98 American
painters and 16 painters from countries other than the
United States, for a total of 114 artists. In other
words, along with Monet, John Singer Sargent, a famous
American painter, Theodore Butler, Monet's son-in-law,
and Frederick Friseck, a decorative impressionist
painter, are ranked at the forefront of popularity as
leading American female painters. In Mary Cassette,
Lila C. Perry, Cecilia Bow, etc.
did the avant-garde art called Impressionism in the
19th century become academic art today? - But the most
important thing is the value of the work and This is
because general viewers with an eye for aesthetic
beauty were the biggest lovers of Impressionism. If
there had been no demand for the purchase of works,
how would the supply, the creative activity of
artists, have continued steadily for 140 years?
this reason, Impressionism was initially regarded as
avant-garde, or avant-garde art, and was anxious and
destined to disappear soon, but it soon occupied the
most central position in Western art and achieved
development. This is because there were entities
called Monet and Giverniaites.