ART IN ANY CLASSROOM Attributed to the Taft Museum Art Education Program
Lesson Plans: Upper Elementary
Impressionism & Impasto Painting
In the nineteenth century attitudes about landscape painting changed slowly. Anew cross-disciplinary attention to nature meant that artists began to take an interest in specific sites. Specific locations at specific times of day were made popular by a series of paintings by Claude Monet (French, 1835-1926) of the cathedral at Rouen. Impressionists were able to paint en plein air (outdoors) because of the invention of paint in tubes, which meant that oil paint could be prepared and taken into the countryside.