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  • Impressionism

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  • By: iMinds
  • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
  • Length: 5 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Whether or not they know the names, most kids have the ability to recognize the images of Claude Monet’s water lilies or Paul Cezanne’s still life paintings. However, their knowledge of impressionism usually ends there. Thankfully, iMinds JNR has put together another easy-to-follow and entertaining audiobook to help educate young listeners. Performed with an energetic delivery, this audiobook is a captivating and concise look at the impressionism art movement, its original reception, and how appreciation for it has changed over the years.

Summary

Learn about the Impressionism art movement with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Impressionism was a style of art that began in late-nineteenth-century Paris. It was concerned with depicting movement and capturing light in paintings. Impressionist artists included: Claude Monet, Hilaire Edgar Degas, Eugene-Louis Boudin, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, Mary Stevenson Cassatt and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Impressionist paintings are worth millions today, but back in the 1800s when impressionism was born, people did not like these paintings.. They were too different to what people were used to.

Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds.

Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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A nice intro

This is a nice little introduction to the subject and the narrator Leah, does a great job as usual.

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  • Debbie
  • 15-01-21

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

Five minutes of great information about the beginning of Impressionism, how it evolved and changed, both for the artist and the public. As the administrator of an art museum for nearly twenty years, I found this short listen to be precise, informative and the great start for those who want to understand more about artists such as Monet, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne.