Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial style of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.
The most important Impressionism artists:
Claude Monet Edgar Degas Edward Hopper Édouard Manet John S Sargent Mary Cassatt
Paul Cézanne Paul Gauguin Pierre-A Renoir Vincent van Gogh Winslow Homer Gustav Klimt
Important artworks for Impressionism art