Impressionism By: Jada Hudson

What is Impressionism?

a style or movement in painting originating in France in the 1860s, characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color

Impressionism main purpose & why it began:

Impressionists aimed to capture the momentary, sensory effect of a scene - the impression objects made on the eye in a fleeting instant. To achieve this effect, many Impressionist artists moved from the studio to the streets and countryside, painting en plein air.

4 famous artists:

Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul C├ęzanne, Edgar Degas


Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities

How'd it get its name:

The term 'impressionism' comes from a painting by Claude Monet, which he showed in an exhibition with the name Impression, soleil levant ("Impression, Sunrise"). An art critic called Louis Leroy saw the exhibition and wrote a review in which he said that all the paintings were just "impressions

I chose this movement because this style of painting is different.


Created with images by pedrosimoes7 - "The mediathic painting Thief (c.1914) - Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1897-1918)"

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