The following questions are based on Smarthistory conversation on Monet’s Gare St. Lazare, and Renoir’s Grand Boulevards
1. Based on what you learned from these resources, what is the subject matter of these two pictures, and what do they have in common?
2. Based on what you learned from these resources, what is distinctive about how these pictures were painted?
The following questions are based on the Smarthistory conversation on Renoir’s Moulin de la Galette
3. Explain the subject matter of this picture; what kind of ambience does the artist capture?
4. What do the speakers say about the way this picture is painted? What “effect” does this style achieve?
The following questions are based on the Smarthistory conversation on Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day
5. According to the speakers, what aspect of this painting is not typical of Impressionism?
6. What do the speakers mean when they say this picture is “all about intersections”?
7. What aspects of this picture make it seem like a “snapshot”?
8. What do you notice about the relationships between people in this picture? How is it different from the relationship depicted in Renoir’s Moulin de la Galette?
The following questions are based on the Smarthistory conversation on Degas’ Dance Class
9. What do the speakers seem to emphasize in their description of the ballerina’s poses (be sure to provide examples)