IEImpressionism - An art movement and style of painting that started in France during the 1860s. Impressionist artists tried to paint candid glimpses of their subjects showing the effects of sunlight on things at different times of day. The leaders of this movement were: Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917), Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), and Pierre Renoir (French, 1841-1919). Some of the early work of Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) fits into this style, though his later work so transcends it that it belongs to another movement known as Post-Impressionism.

 

Examples of Impressionist artworks are displayed on four pages:

Here's a device to help students remember the issues important to most Impressionists:

 E   Everyday life
 L   Light
 B   Brushstrokes
 O   Outdoor settings
 W   Weather  and atmosphere

 

 

 

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Also see impression, isms and -ism, and Ten American Painters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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