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

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Henri Matisse

The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism - Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 - it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason.
John Singer Sargent

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

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
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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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