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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The Spanish Singer (or The Guitar Player) - Edouard Manet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Spanish Singer (or The Guitar Player)
Edouard Manet
Female Peasant Carding Wool, 1875 - Camille Pissarro - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Female Peasant Carding Wool, 1875
Camille Pissarro
A Day in Late Autumn, Old Box Hill Bridge, Surrey - Edward Wilkins Waite - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Day in Late Autumn, Old Box Hill Bridge, Surrey
Edward Wilkins Waite
Cora - Julian Alden Weir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Cora
Julian Alden Weir
Bathers - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Bathers
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Leopard Spermophile   Spermophilus Tridecemlineatus - John James Audubon - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Leopard Spermophile Spermophilus Tridecemlineatus
John James Audubon
Pathway In Monets Garden At Giverny - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Pathway In Monets Garden At Giverny
Claude Oscar Monet
A Cliff Near Dieppe - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Cliff Near Dieppe
Claude Oscar Monet
A Box In The Theater Des Varietes - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Box In The Theater Des Varietes
Pierre Auguste Renoir
The Piazza San Marco  Venice - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Piazza San Marco Venice
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Two Little Girls On The Beach - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Two Little Girls On The Beach
Pierre Auguste Renoir
A Spot On The Banks Of The Seine - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
A Spot On The Banks Of The Seine
Claude Oscar Monet

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