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Definition of Impressionism


  1. The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; -- a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.

Impressionism Quotations

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Henri Matisse

On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism.
Robert Delaunay

Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
Robert Delaunay

A person with normal eyesight would have nothing to know in the way of 'Impressionism' unless he were in a blinding light or in the dusk or dark.
John Singer Sargent

After 1909, Monet drastically enlarged his brushstrokes, disintegrated his images, and broke through the taming constraints and delicacy of Impressionism for good. Nineteen gnarly paintings, starting in 1909 and carrying through his final seventeen years, finish off the notion that Monet went happily ever after into lily-land.
Jerry Saltz
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Impressionism Translations

impressionism in Dutch is impressionisme
impressionism in German is Impressionismus
impressionism in Hungarian is impresszionizmus
impressionism in Spanish is impresionismo
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