Explore the Impressionist approach to light, their innovative techniques and revolutionary use of color.
Students will learn:
- To look closely and make visual observations about art, as well as supporting their ideas by grounding them in a work of art.
- About the Impressionists’ unique artistic techniques and approaches to art, including color theory.
- About Impressionism’s significance in art history, as revolutionary, modern and highly influential.
Using this resource:
- Visual Art teachers and students will be interested in Impressionist style, techniques and new approaches to art.
The objects in this lesson are just a beginning. To learn more about Impressionism, we suggest the “Impressionism at the MFA” lesson. We encourage you to explore the Museum's online collection through this web source--or even better, to visit the Museum and walk through the physical galleries--to look for other objects that will provide further insights into this exhibition.