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The Development of Western Art

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Consider how Western art has evolved during the period of recent art, and explain why you think artists are making the kind of work they are today.

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Beginning with Impressionism in the late nineteenth century, artists began to experiment with the nature of art itself in the two-dimensional form of painting. Artists such as Monet, Manet and Renoir gave "impressions" of views--similar to photographs in the sense that they were realistic--but also different in the sense that the paint itself was thick--an effect ...

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The development of Western Art throughout history.