The term Impressionism, as Cubism, was coined by a contemptuous comment by the French critic Louis Leroy, when he contemplated a painting by one of the first Impressionists Claude Monet, (Impression, rising sun).
Impressionism is nothing more than painting or modelling without trying to attain a perfect finish. But looking at reality, we can transmit it to a painting or a sculpture with all possible force, where reality is divined or intuited.
In Impressionist sculptures we see fresh forms, obtained with chisel strokes or strokes in the clay. Via this, we try to achieve a reality very different from what was established. This forces often make us contemplate a work, with much more realism than a realistic or classic ones. The strength of the unfinished sometimes deceives us, because that unfinished is a trick if we look at the work finally.
Another great artist of the impressionist sculptures is Alberto Giacometti. His Impressionist sculptures increase in expressiveness and strength with respect to Rodin's. With four strokes in the clay, his sculptures break the air with a heartbreaking force. No one is left untouched by the contemplation of a sculpture of this artist, its strength and drama is overwhelming while captivating the broken air around it.
In our art gallery Buysculpture authors like Miguel Guia, Lorenzo Quinn and Martin Duque, navigate through the impressionist sculptures. All of them offer works of great technical quality transmitting the same force as those of the old Impressionists.Less