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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Girl With A Basket Of Oranges - Pierre Auguste Renoir - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Girl With A Basket Of Oranges
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Young Parisian hatmaker, cover illustration of Figaro... - Jean-Georges Beraud - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Young Parisian hatmaker, cover illustration of Figaro...
Jean-Georges Beraud
Shepherdess Laying Down - Berthe Morisot - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Shepherdess Laying Down
Berthe Morisot
Grainstacks At Chailly At Sunrise - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Grainstacks At Chailly At Sunrise
Claude Oscar Monet
Grainstacks In The Sunlight  Midday - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Grainstacks In The Sunlight Midday
Claude Oscar Monet
The Pyramids Of Port Coton  Belle Ile En Mer - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Pyramids Of Port Coton Belle Ile En Mer
Claude Oscar Monet
The Saint Lazare Station2 - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
The Saint Lazare Station2
Claude Oscar Monet
Grainstacks At The End Of Summer  Morning Effect - Claude Oscar Monet - www.impressionism-in-art.org
Grainstacks At The End Of Summer Morning Effect
Claude Oscar Monet

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