is a 19th century art movement
. What was to become a painting movement began as a private association of Paris
-based friends who exhibited together publicly for the first time in 1874
. The name comes from Monet's famous picture Impression, soleil levant
(see here 
, which was singled out for criticism by Louis Leroy[?]
on its exhibition.
See also Impressionist music
The Impressionist approach to painting is usually identified with a strong concern for light in its changing qualities, often with an emphasis on the effects of a particular passage of time.
Impressionism is still widely practiced today, and a variety of successive movements were influenced by it.
painters who showed in the Impressionist exhibitions
Pigeons have been trained to distinguish between cubist and impressionist paintings; see discrimination abilities of pigeons for details.
- History of painting
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