Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence in the 1870s and 1880s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satiric review published in Le Charivari.

Characteristics of Impressionist paintings include visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. The emergence of Impressionism in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous movements in other media which became known as Impressionist music and Impressionist literature.

Impressionism also describes art created in this style, but outside of the late 19th century time period.

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Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (The Picnic)  detail 1865 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (The Picnic) detail 1865
Claude Oscar Monet
Enfant de troupe, Musée Gaston Rapin, 1870 - Eva Gonzales - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Enfant de troupe, Musée Gaston Rapin, 1870
Eva Gonzales
The Blue Mosque - Eva Gonzales - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Blue Mosque
Eva Gonzales
A Balcony - Gustave Caillebotte - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Balcony
Gustave Caillebotte
The Barricade   Civil War - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Barricade Civil War
Edouard Manet
In The Dining Room 1886 - Berthe Morisot - www.impressionism-in-art.org
In The Dining Room 1886
Berthe Morisot
A Lady in Yellow, 1888 - Thomas Wilmer Dewing - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Lady in Yellow, 1888
Thomas Wilmer Dewing
'When Summer is in the Prime, Give me the Isle of Skye'... - William McTaggart - www.impressionism-in-art.org
'When Summer is in the Prime, Give me the Isle of Skye'...
William McTaggart
Victor Chocquet - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Victor Chocquet
Pierre Auguste Renoir
In A Cafe - Gustave Caillebotte - www.impressionism-in-art.org
In A Cafe
Gustave Caillebotte
Le Chemin de fer (The Railroad) - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Le Chemin de fer (The Railroad)
Edouard Manet
Races every Sunday, poster advertising the 'Vel d'Hiv'... - Jacques Cancaret - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Races every Sunday, poster advertising the 'Vel d'Hiv'...
Jacques Cancaret

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