Abstract Impressionism

The impressionist movement brought to JalinePol’s painting the expression of her feelings and emotions.

Appearing in France in 1860-1865, impressionism is an artistic movement pertaining not only to painting, but to literature and music as well.

Impressionist painters endeavor to capture the ephemeral by juxtaposing quick, light brushstrokes on the canvas. They set aside the dark tones and sophisticated color shades, preferring the use of pure colors, which recombine from a distance in an instantaneous vision. They focus their research on color and expression. They consider the effect on nature of the constant variations and imperceptible lighting effects to be very important. The point is no longer to reproduce nature, but rather to depict the perception of it. They set themselves apart from academic painting by liberating the color from the subject matter. They are the precursors of the great revolution of modern painting and abstract art.

The influence of the impressionist movement lives on through “neo-impressionism” and “pointillism”, then through “post-impressionism”. Post-impressionist painters abolished the notion of representation in order to further the notion of sensation and go as far as reproducing it.

JalinePol was strongly influenced by this movement to reproduce landscapes and open dream spaces to an effervescent nature… JalinePol paints the lanes of France, from the South West to the North and the Dombes… JalinePol travels towards her distant shores, from Africa to the East, then towards the islands. Back in Europe, she paints the landscapes of Tuscany, the Roussillon in Luberon, the olive trees of Crete… “JalinePol’s painting successively explores the rainbow, the earth and all the shores of the heart” – Jean-Louis Avril, in Emotions.