1841 – 1927
French Impressionist Painter and Lithographer
Cause of Death: old Age
About the Artist
Armand Guillaumin was a disciple of the esthetic, the beautiful and believed that nature always revealed the truth. He focused on scenes of cordial suburban sociability, the French countryside and sensuous young nudes. He concentrated on capturing the overall impression of a scene through effects created by using light and intense colors in diverse ways. Guillaumin often painted En plein air (out of doors) rather than in a studio, enabling him to observe nature more directly and to capture the fleeting characteristics of the moment, especially the ephemeral and momentary aspects of sunlight. He created his masterworks with bold strokes and graceful generous applications of vibrant color. Over time his became less interested in external reality, and more in the spiritual qualities of his subjects.
In the early part of his career Armand Guillaumin was criticized for his art -Early Impressionist painters were revolutionaries in their time, breaking many of the unwritten laws of picture making that had been set by past generations. .
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