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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30 Regent Terrace, c.1934 - Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell - www.impressionism-in-art.org
30 Regent Terrace, c.1934
Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell
A Bunch Of Asparagus - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Bunch Of Asparagus
Edouard Manet
Dynamism of a Cyclist - Umberto Boccioni - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Dynamism of a Cyclist
Umberto Boccioni
Nana  1877 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Nana 1877
Edouard Manet
The Waitress  1879 - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Waitress 1879
Edouard Manet
Julie Manet  Reading In A Chaise Lounge - Berthe Morisot - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Julie Manet Reading In A Chaise Lounge
Berthe Morisot
Bathers At La Grenouillere - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Bathers At La Grenouillere
Claude Oscar Monet
Outside the Vaudeville Theatre  Paris - Jean-Georges Beraud - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Outside the Vaudeville Theatre Paris
Jean-Georges Beraud
Le Pont Neuf  Paris - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Le Pont Neuf Paris
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Peasants' Houses, Eragny, 1887 - Camille Pissarro - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Peasants' Houses, Eragny, 1887
Camille Pissarro
A Meadow - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Meadow
Claude Oscar Monet
Cora - Julian Alden Weir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Cora
Julian Alden Weir

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