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French Impressionism (1918-1930), Characteristics


Impressionism is an art movement. The term Impressionism has come from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression. Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise). Impressionism is a nineteenth century art movement that characterized by visible brush strokes, open composition, accurate depiction of light, ordinary subject, human perception and experience. Impressionism was originated by a group of Paris based artists whose works became famous in the 1870s and 1880s. The Term Impressionism is involved in French film in 1910s.     French Impressionism (1918-1930)     * The major alternative to Hollywood narrative form, Hollywood dominated the French film market by the end of 1917.    * Tried to recapture the market through imitation of Hollywood production method and genres, young directors.    * Young directors such as Abel Gance, Louis Delluc, Germaine Dulac, Marcel L’ Herbier and Jean Epstein saw film differently from their predecessors, saw film as an independent art.    * They experimented with new cinema where emotion became the control component of aesthetic psyche.    * In Hollywood cinema, psychological causes were paramount, but the impressionist cinema gave narrative, a significant psychological depth and revealed a character’s consciousness.    * Impressionist films manipulate plot time and subjectivity; flashback is a common strategy to depict memories.    * Filmmakers tried to explore mental states through cinematography and editing.  * Used point-of-view cutting (Showing a shot of the character’s looking at something and then showing the shot of the looked object).    * Used rhythmic editing to show the pace of an experience as a character feels it, moment by moment.    * Demanded new film technologies, new lenses, wide screen ratio, frame, mobility, light, cameras.    * Abel Gance used all these new things in making Napoleon (1927)    * Impressionists stepped their cameras to cars, carousels, and locomotives to move the camera the people’s eye mows.    * Impressionist films were elitists, failed to make commercial success with the arrival.    * Legacy: psychological narrative subjects camera work and editing, (Alfred Hitchcock and Maya Deren).
Impressionism art movement

Impressionism is an art movement. The term Impressionism has come from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression. Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise). Impressionism is a nineteenth century art movement that characterized by visible brush strokes, open composition, accurate depiction of light, ordinary subject, human perception and experience. Impressionism was originated by a group of Paris based artists whose works became famous in the 1870s and 1880s. The Term Impressionism is involved in French film in 1910s.

French Impressionism (1918-1930)

* The major alternative to Hollywood narrative form, Hollywood dominated the French film market by the end of 1917.

* Tried to recapture the market through imitation of Hollywood production method and genres, young directors.

* Young directors such as Abel Gance, Louis Delluc, Germaine Dulac, Marcel L’ Herbier and Jean Epstein saw film differently from their predecessors, saw film as an independent art.

* They experimented with new cinema where emotion became the control component of aesthetic psyche.

* In Hollywood cinema, psychological causes were paramount, but the impressionist cinema gave narrative, a significant psychological depth and revealed a character’s consciousness.

* Impressionist films manipulate plot time and subjectivity; flashback is a common strategy to depict memories.

* Filmmakers tried to explore mental states through cinematography and editing.

* Used point-of-view cutting (Showing a shot of the character’s looking at something and then showing the shot of the looked object).

* Used rhythmic editing to show the pace of an experience as a character feels it, moment by moment.

* Demanded new film technologies, new lenses, wide screen ratio, frame, mobility, light, cameras.

* Abel Gance used all these new things in making Napoleon (1927)

* Impressionists stepped their cameras to cars, carousels, and locomotives to move the camera the people’s eye mows.

* Impressionist films were elitists, failed to make commercial success with the arrival.

* Legacy: psychological narrative subjects camera work and editing, (Alfred Hitchcock and Maya Deren).

19/05/2015


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