During my trip in Paris, I saw many museums with artwork from famous artists. Artists include: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, and Edgar Degas. I learned about the type of painting called reality, which shows in paintings people enjoying and the pleasures of life, like music. I also learned about Pointillist painting, and neo-impressionism.
At the Musee d’ Orsay I learned about Edgar Degas and the Portrait de famille was a commission painting. The subject matter and point of view with the father’s back against the viewer, and the chair to the side, give a different perspective.
Gauguin also painted Tahitians and showed the warmth of their skin and the tropical environment. The outlining was retained, for example the outline of the roof was clear and around the figures and elements. When you have a sharp edge and flat line, it tends to flatten the image, naturally abstract a bit.
The Spanish paintings were darker than French paintings. They suffered more as a country. Monet painted the same object, but at different times of the day. The atmosphere quality and light changed. Mary Cassatt was a woman who emerged with the level of status, one of the few. She did paintings of mothers and children.