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Impressionism: Shimmering Vision.

Impressionism: Shimmering Vision. Morris Plains, NJ: Lucerne Media (800-341-2293), 1998. 23 minutes, VHS format, $89.95.

This art history video has been produced by sequencing and videotaping hundreds of slides of paintings by recognized Impressionist masters interspersed with related photos of Paris. The voice-over narration and accompanying musical score is sufficient to hold the attention of adequately prepared high school or beginning college students. In addition to numerous examples of paintings by Renoir, Monet, Morisot, Degas, Manet, Cassatt and others, there is an interesting and informational segment on events leading up to the Salon de Refuses in 1863 and the subsequent formation of The Independents from whom the term Impressionists was coined. The influence of the emerging art form of photography, the work of Corot and the plein-air painters, and then introduction of Japanese prints into the western art world are also addressed. A solid introduction to one of the major art movements of the nineteenth century.
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Title Annotation:Review
Author:Anderson, Kent
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Mar 1, 1999
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