Gang of Four: The Impressionists—Painting and Revolution (Enhanced DVD)
British art critic, Waldemar Januszczak, focuses on the historical background of the four most significant figures who were major proponents of the Impressionistic movement such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frédéric Bazille, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet. Viewers also get a grasp into the different cultural and social factors which influenced each artist to develop a new innovative style of painting and also how the previously disintegrated group came together to fulfill the same artistic mission. This program also shows how this new group opposed and transformed art forever.
The film travels from Pissarro’s place of origin in the Virgin Islands to the busy Paris and London of 19th century. These two places functioned as the breeding ground of a striking way to represent the world on canvas. Technological innovations which helped the movement to gather momentum such as paint tubes which emphasize good portability and swift application are also surveyed.
(Gang of Four: The Impressionists—Painting and Revolution, Enhanced DVD, 60 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-945-1 Copy Right Date: 2011 CC