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 name '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.



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