The Impressionists and their circle have become the international superstars of Western painting. But whilst their popularity is greater than ever, it is easy to forget the revolutionary nature of the Impressionists' art. In this series, Tim Marlow takes us on a journey through the great art movement of the late nineteenth-century and explores some of the most beautiful paintings ever created.
Manet is often cited as the father of Impressionism, and yet he stubbornly refused to show with them and was careful to maintain an aesthetic distance from Monet, Renoir and others. He looked down on them, preferring his own departure from the traditional art forms. British host Waldemar Januszczak tells the story of a complex and difficult man who started a revolution that continues to today.Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: February 23, 1999
Explore the life and works of the great painter Claude Monet, who is often described as the founding figure of the Impressionist movement. Tim Marlow discusses how the Impressionist movement was formed and how its members shocked the establishment.Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: February 23, 1999
Renoir was a key member of the Impressionists who loved to paint out of doors, famous in particular for his depiction of the joyful side of Parisian life. Later in his life, Renoir broke away from the Impressionist movement and adopted a classical style.Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: February 23, 1999