Art Style: Impressionism

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Evening on the Pacific by Suren Nersisyan

One of the most ground-breaking of all the art movements in the 19th century was impressionism! Here are the important things to know about impressionism art:

  • Impressionism originated in Paris in the 19th century.
  • The term impressionism was coined by critic Louis Leroy who used it to describe Claude Monet’s Impression, soleil levant in a satirical manner
  • Impressionism is characterized by small, bright brush strokes and an emphasis on light
  • Famous Impressionist Painters: Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Mary Cassatt

Here are some examples of the art in UGallery’s impressionism art collection:

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Cityscape #17 by Darren Thompson

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Ranunculus by Elizabeth Noble