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The impressionist style of painting is characterized chiefly by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light. Impressionism, French Impressionnisme , a major movement, first in painting and later in music, that developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Impressionist painting comprises the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques. The most conspicuous characteristic of Impressionism was an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour. The principal Impressionist painters were Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, and Frédéric Bazille, who worked together, influenced each other, and exhibited together independently. Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne also painted in an Impressionist style for a time in the early 1870s. The established painter Édouard Manet, whose work in the 1860s greatly influenced Monet and others of the group, himself adopted the Impressionist approach about 1873. Fishing Boats Leaving the Harbor, Le Havre 1874 (160 Kb); Oil on canvas, 60 x 101 cm (23 5/8 x 39 3/4"); Private collection Impressionism, a major movement in painting that developed chiefly in France during the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Impressionist painting comprises the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques. Characteristics of Impressionism were an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and color. Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, that began as a loose association of Paris- based artists who began publicly exhibiting their art in the 1860s. The name of the movement is derived from Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) . Critic Louis Leroy inadvertently coined the term in a satiric review published in Le Charivari . The influence of Impressionist thought spread beyond the art world, leading to Impressionist music and Impressionist literature. Characteristic of impressionist painting are visible brushstrokes, light colors, open composition, emphasis on light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism also describes art done in this style, but outside of the late 19th century time period.
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Impressionist techniques Short, thick strokes of paint in a sketchy way, allowing the painter to capture and emphasize the essence of the subject rather than its details. They left brush strokes on the canvas, adding a new dimension of familiarity with the
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