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 Breezy Day, c.1898 - Robert Reid - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Breezy Day, c.1898
Robert Reid
Irene Cahen D Anvers Aka Little Irene - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Irene Cahen D Anvers Aka Little Irene
Pierre Auguste Renoir
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
Dynamism of the Body, 1913 - Umberto Boccioni - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Dynamism of the Body, 1913
Umberto Boccioni
Dancer - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Dancer
Pierre Auguste Renoir
At The Moulin De La Galette - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
At The Moulin De La Galette
Pierre Auguste Renoir
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
Portrait of Emile Zola  1868 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Portrait of Emile Zola 1868
Edouard Manet
Autumn - Frederick Carl Frieseke - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Autumn
Frederick Carl Frieseke
In The Livingroom - Julian Alden Weir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
In The Livingroom
Julian Alden Weir
Argenteuil - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Argenteuil
Edouard Manet

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