impressionism impressionism  /ɪm ˈprɛ ʃə ˌnɪ zəm/


  • (n) a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light


  1. So from the late '80s on, Monet labored to take impressionism out of Paris and the immediate environs of the Seine.
  2. But back in the 1880s it was Bernard, at 20, just half Gauguin's age, who led the older man beyond impressionism and guided him toward the style that now defines him.
  3. In fact, the heirs of impressionism deserve a better label than postimpressionism, with its overtone of depreciation.


  • Don’t miss the bigger picture: Thy selfie is not thyself

    Behold, the original selfie. Vincent van Gogh painted a slew of them during his lifetime, using a mirror to carefully reconstruct his face with both careful, sometimes rapid, strokes that defined impressionism. With ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "We are rediscovering Impressionism, which has been a bit forgotten in France, unlike Japan and the United States," says Laurent Fabius, a prominent Socialist deputy and former prime minister who helped spearhead the Normandy project whose theme...
    on Jun 5, 2010 By: Laurent Fabius Source: AFP

  2. Speaking of the game at an E3 roundtable, Miyamoto stated, "I think the art style is very unique. I'ma big fan of impressionism in the art world, so we've drawn some inspiration from that. The sky and the mountain you can see in the E3 demo have a...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Shigeru Miyamoto Source:

  3. New York Times critic Ben Brantley wrote: "I've concluded that even if I were to back up all the way to the Hudson River, with half-open eyes fixed on the stage where Mr Irons and Ms [Joan] Allen labor so valiantly, Impressionism still wouldn't look...
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Ben Brantley Source: This is London

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