“Butterfly Disguise” sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas
What is the difference between impressionism and expressionism?
Impressionism painters (including Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro) often painted plein aire and were concerned with capturing an impression of the scene. They often used pure, bright pigment without a lot of mixing to capture the essence, the light and color of a subject.
Expressionism painters (Edvard Munch, Gustav Klimt (some say) and Charles Burchfield (my opinion)) are more interested in explaining their feelings than depicting the subject accurately. They often used distorted figures, bold colors and expressive brushstrokes.