Art Style: Impressionism


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:


Cityscape #17 by Darren Thompson


Ranunculus by Elizabeth Noble