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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A King Charles Spaniel - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A King Charles Spaniel
Edouard Manet
1918 in Petrograd, 1920 - Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin - www.impressionism-in-art.org
1918 in Petrograd, 1920
Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
Berthe Morisot Holding a Bunch of Violets  1872 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Berthe Morisot Holding a Bunch of Violets 1872
Edouard Manet
A Baby Smiling At Two Young Women - Mary Cassatt - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Baby Smiling At Two Young Women
Mary Cassatt
Dancer - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Dancer
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Dynamism of the Body, 1913 - Umberto Boccioni - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Dynamism of the Body, 1913
Umberto Boccioni
Portrait of Emile Zola  1868 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Portrait of Emile Zola 1868
Edouard Manet
Algerian riflemen of the French army attacking German... - Fernand Auguste Besnier - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Algerian riflemen of the French army attacking German...
Fernand Auguste Besnier
Autumn - Frederick Carl Frieseke - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Autumn
Frederick Carl Frieseke
Before The Mirror - Berthe Morisot - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Before The Mirror
Berthe Morisot
Argenteuil - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Argenteuil
Edouard Manet
In the Orchard, 1891 - Edmund Charles Tarbell - www.impressionism-in-art.org
In the Orchard, 1891
Edmund Charles Tarbell

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