Understanding Art: Impressionism

Season 1 Episode 3

Painting to the People

Aired Unknown Jul 30, 2011 on
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Painting to the People
Impressionism wasn't all sunny landscapes. The "ballet rats" inhabiting Edgar Degas's luminous pastels pulsed with vitality, while Gustav Caillebotte's Floor Scrapers (1875) portrayed laborers for the first time. Female artists also emerged: Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt, an American.

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