Contemporary Impressionism

Tuesday 2 August 2016

By Janni Fewster

About this Curation

Impressionism is considered the first modern movement in painting. First developing in Paris, it spread across Europe reaching as far as the United States. Impressionist artists aimed to capture the energy within the scene instead of realistic representation. This being the difference between what the brain understands and what the eye sees. Alongside this the Impressionists abandoned traditional linear perspective and used loose brush strokes to depict light and energy, like shifts of atmosphere and changes in weather. Here's a curation of some which stand out.

About the Curator

Janni is bluethumb’s in-house curator, she knows our artists and their art like the back of her hand. Being an artist herself she has an even greater appreciation of other artists’ creations. Career highlights include curating exhibition Icons Uncovered, also at SALA festival, Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma. Janni has an eye for artworks that compliment each other and has curated many private collections.

31cm (W) x 26cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery quality stretched canvas
85cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic to canvas
91.5cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
Mixed media on Linen
28cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Acrylic on oil paper
150cm (W) x 150cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil on ten ounce stretched canvas ready to hang
35cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas
35.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
40cm (W) x 30cm (H)
oil on stretched canvas
41cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
oil paint on stretched canvas
14cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Oil on primed hardboard
32cm (W) x 23cm (H)
Oil on board
27cm (W) x 19cm (H)
Soft Pastel on Mi-Teintes pastel paper
10cm (W) x 10cm (H)
Profession artist quality oil paints on Primed Canvas Board
20cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil on board