impressionistic impressionistic  /ɪm ˌprɛ ʃə ˈnɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
  2. (adj) relating to or characteristic of Impressionism

Usage(s):

  1. So my work today, if you want to put a name to it, would be impressionistic.
  2. I just wanted to look at, say, a foreclosure auction in an impressionistic and beautiful way.
  3. Moreover, the fragmentary score by German Modernist Hans Werner Henzesometimes lushly impressionistic, sometimes brassily stridentadded little to the wispy plot.

News

  1. Landscape Plein Air Painting

    --All Levels-- Learn techniques of impressionistic color application using any media. Study how to render nature's values and colors. Classes are taught outdoors in the beautiful surrounding areas and rainy days in the studio. Instructor will e-mail students with location of first class. All media welcome.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Oil Painting or Pastel

    --All Levels-- Choose your medium, oil or pastel. Learn traditional oil painting techniques by painting still life. Explore color mixing and brush techniques used in handling edges and surfaces for optimum illusion. Learn techniques and impressionistic color application in pastel. The class works from actual setups or personal photos using various foundations and types of soft pastel. Experiment ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. AFI Docs: Letters to Jackie , Reviewed

    Letters to Jackie wraps its hands around our Camelot-era heartstrings and for 90 minutes, just tugs, tugs, tugs. An impressionistic revisitation of John F. Kennedy ’s presidency and the somber days that followed his 1963 assassination, Bill Couturié 's film recruits a number of prominent actors— Viola Davis , Michelle Williams , Jessica Chastain , Channing Tatum , and others—to read, in their ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington City Paper

Quotes

  1. McDonald says he wanted "a more impressionistic" approach that leans on "sound and visuals rather than straight interviews."
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Bruce McDonald Source: News1130

  2. Harris, who has been awarded both the MBE and OBE, said: "I want to get the real person rather than the state image and I'd like to make my painting more impressionistic than photographic." "My hero painting of the Queen was one done by...
    on May 13, 2005 By: Rolf Harris Source: This is London

  3. The violence in action-oriented movies such as "The Bourne Ultimatum" is "impressionistic, there's almost no physicality to it," says Cronenberg, 64, in Washington recently to promote his new film. "It's easy to lose sight of the fact we're...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: David Cronenberg Source: Washington Post

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