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
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
Dancer - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Dancer
Pierre Auguste Renoir
In the Orchard, 1891 - Edmund Charles Tarbell - www.impressionism-in-art.org
In the Orchard, 1891
Edmund Charles Tarbell
A Breezy Day, c.1898 - Robert Reid - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Breezy Day, c.1898
Robert Reid
Portrait of Emile Zola  1868 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Portrait of Emile Zola 1868
Edouard Manet
Boating  1874 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Boating 1874
Edouard Manet
Agay  At Cap Long - Armand Guillaumin - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Agay At Cap Long
Armand Guillaumin
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
1918 in Petrograd, 1920 - Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin - www.impressionism-in-art.org
1918 in Petrograd, 1920
Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin
A Baby Smiling At Two Young Women - Mary Cassatt - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Baby Smiling At Two Young Women
Mary Cassatt
Elasticity, 1916 - Umberto Boccioni - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Elasticity, 1916
Umberto Boccioni

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