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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

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

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

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

'Impressionism' was the name given to a certain form of observation when Monet, not content with using his eyes to see what things were or what they looked like as everybody had done before him, turned his attention to noting what took place on his own retina (as an oculist would test his own vision).
John Singer Sargent
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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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