Encyclopedia > Impressionist

  Article Content


Redirected from Impressionist

Impressionism 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 [1] (http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/monet/first/impression/impression.jpg)), 1873, which was singled out for criticism by Louis Leroy[?] on its exhibition.

See also Impressionist music

A girl with a watering can
by Renoir, 1876
Larger version

Impressionism as Painting Technique

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.

see also:

History of painting

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... simplest, it refers to an adherent of a monarch or royal family. Of the more specific uses of the term, the most common include: 1. A supporter of King Charles I of ...

This page was created in 40.1 ms