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: