Impressionism

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  • a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light

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  • a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light

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Impressionism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Impressionism is a style of painting which began in France in the late 19th century. Impressionist painting shows life-like subjects painted in a broad, rapid style, with brushstrokes that are easily seen and colours that are often bright. The term 'impressionism' comes from a painting by Claude Monet, which he showed in an exhibition with the name Impression, soleil levant ("Impression, Sunrise"). An art critic called Louis Leroy saw the exhibition and wrote a review in which he said that all the paintings were just "impressions". The word stuck.

Impressionist painters are mostly known for their work in oil paint on canvas. Some impressionist painters also made watercolours and prints. There is also some impressionist sculpture.



Impressionism Sample Sentences in News


  • Frankfurt exhibit explores early Impressionism
    The venerable Städel art institute in Frankfurt, Germany, celebrates its 200th birthday this year. Instead of receiving presents, the museum is giving art fans an exhibit that will probably be the highlight of the year. Read more on this news related to 'Impressionism'
  • National Gallery Celebrates The Man Who Saved Impressionism
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  • Impressions of spiritual intimacy
    There are two theories about post-impressionist art. One is that it was a continuation of the modernist spirit of the impressionists, with the application of ever-more scientific principles of color and light to the depiction of objects. The other is that post-impressionism was a re-assertion of an artistic tradition of symbolism and a stylistic move […] The pos Read more on this news related to 'Impressionism'

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