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  Impressionism (art) - MSN Encarta
Impressionism (art), a movement in painting that originated in France in the late 19th century.
Leroy argued that as soon as these artists had suggested an impression of a subject by means of a few abrupt, shorthand brushstrokes, they were satisfied and stopped work.
Art historians tended to overlook the work of Morisot despite her similar technique and participation in the original 1874 exhibition—partly because she was a woman and partly because she had fewer works in circulation than the others.
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  Impressionism - LoveToKnow 1911
A typical picture of this period is the "Musique aux Tuileries," refused by the Salon of 1863.
Impressionism is the art that surveys the field and determines which of the shapes and tones are of chief importance to the interested eye, enforces these, and sacrifices the rest.
Construction, the logic of the object rendered, determines partly this action of the eye, and also decoration, the effects of rhythm in line and harmony in fields of colour.
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 post-Impressionism - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about post-Impressionism
Some of these developments built on the achievements of Impressionism, but others were reactions against its concentration on surface appearances, seeking to reintroduce a concern with emotional and symbolic values.
The term was coined in 1910 by the British art critic Roger Fry, in the title of ‘Manet and the Post-Impressionists’, an exhibition he organized at the Grafton Galleries, London.
Cézanne, Gauguin, and van Gogh all thought that Impressionism had concentrated too much on appearances; they wanted painting to be colourful and modern, as the Impressionists had made it, but they also wanted it to be deeply serious.
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 WebMuseum: Impressionism
The impressionist style of painting is characterized chiefly by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light.
The most conspicuous characteristic of Impressionism was an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour.
This stay in London is a major step in the evolution of Impressionism, both because these young artists met there their first merchant, and because they discovered Turner's paintings, whose light analysis will mark them.
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 Vision - Online Art Gallery
However, Impressionism had outlived its usefulness as a style forming element; it was in the process of changing in a meandering way to many varied forms of painting.
Admittedly, without the intensive years of Impressionism, without its awakening of new and clear views, the development of modern art would certainly not have taken the spirited dynamic course which allowed art to become an adventurous journey into completely new dimensions at the turn of the century and in the 20th century.
Impressionism as an art style is a compression of individual artistic attempts, coinciding with constant change and in the individual variety of every participating artist; basically a number of individual artistic biographies with a minimum of common ground and far removed from any still stand, subject to a continuously changing process of development.
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 Impressionism
Impressionism in painting arose out of dissatisfaction with the classical and sentimental subjects and dry, precise techniques of paintings that were approved by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris and done in the studio.
Although the particular characteristics of French impressionism were innovative in 19th-century painting, the attempt to represent the effects of natural light was not new.
Eventually, impressionism, which had been conceived by Debussy as a revolt against romanticism, came to be regarded as the final phase of romantic music.
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 Impressionism2
Impressionism has had a vast impact on the world as it evoked the first artistic revolution since the Renaissance and enabled people to see their world with new eyes.
Impressionism is a modern 19th century painting style, one which interprets the effects of light on colour in the open air and captures a moment in time with its short brush strokes.
Impressionism was born in Paris, the art capital of the world at that time.
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 Impressionism - Impressionism Art
Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects.
Impressionism is a light, spontaneous manner of painting which began in France as a reaction against the formalism of the dominant Academic style...
Impressionism: Paintings collected by European Museums was an art exhibition co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Denver Art Museum...
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 James Wierzbicki / Impressionism
Claude Monet, well-represented in the new impressionism show at the St. Louis Art Museum, was probably thinking only positive thoughts when he used a variant of the word in the title of a canvas he produced in 1872.
Once breathed with an air of derision, ''impressionism'' by the end of the century had evolved into a kind of puffery, a chichi slogan as fashionable as the art to which it referred.
Impressionism is a form of program music, distinguished from that broader category only by the relative vagueness of whatever it is that is allegedly being depicted.
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 What is Impressionism? by art historian Dr. Lori
While Impressionism had a great impact on the artists working in other countries, particularly in the United States, the art movement known as Impressionism is a traditionally French art movement based on the law of optics.
Impressionism was influenced by the rise of photography in the late 19th century and by Japanese printmaking and decorative arts of the Orient known as Japonisme.
Impressionism may be characterized by a quick brushstroke and a thick application of paint as seen in many paintings in the style.
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 Impressionism - Wikinfo
Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, which began as a private association of Paris-based artists who exhibited publicly in 1874.
The Impressionist approach to painting is usually identified with a strong concern for light in its changing qualities, often with an emphasis on the effects of a particular passage of time.
Impressionism is still widely practiced today, and a variety of successive movements were influenced by it.
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 Impressionismin in Art - Everything about Impressionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
The impressionist style of painting is characterized chiefly by concentration on the general impression produced by a scene or object and the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light.
Impressionism, French Impressionnisme, a major movement, first in painting and later in music, that developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The most conspicuous characteristic of Impressionism was an attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour.
www.1st-art-gallery.com /artists/impressionism/impressionism_01.html   (551 words)

  
 Impressionism
Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums is the largest Impressionist exhibition ever presented in the Southeast, and Atlanta is the show's only East Coast venue.
Impressionism was not always as widely known and loved as it is today.
Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums is organized by the High Museum of Art in collaboration with the Seattle Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for impressionism,
impressionism Major French anti-academic art movement of the late 19th century, gaining its name from a painting by Monet entitled Impression, Sunrise (1874).
in painting, late-19th-century French school that was generally characterized by the attempt to depict transitory visual impressions, often painted directly from nature, and by the use of pure, broken color to achieve brilliance and luminosity.
Gauguin--and Zaha Hadid: a major exhibition on Gauguin and Impressionism at the Ordrupgaard collection in Copenhagen was overwhelmed by Zaha Hadid's unsympathetic new exhibition galleries, writes Martin Bailey.
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 ARTinthePICTURE.com - Styles - Impressionism
Impressionism was an art movement of the 19th century, which began as a private association of Paris-based artists who exhibited publicly in 1874.
Leroy said that it indeed was just an impression and that the work could not be considered finished.
Taking his cue from the title of a painting done by an obscure artist, he titled his article "The Exhibition of the Impressionists," thinking that this was a major put-down, since real artists did not paint their impressions, but produced well-calculated and carefully executed compositions with appropriate content.
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 French Impressionist Painting
Part of the romance of Impressionism comes from the stories of uphill struggles against the Academic painters and critics who dominated 19th-century French art, only to be swept into obscurity by the artists they had scorned.
However, a reaction was bound to set in, and during the final decades of the 20th century, a number of politically oriented critics began to argue that far from being radicals, the Impressionists appealed to bourgeois tastes partly because their technique was easy to digest and their subject matter inoffensive.
Impressionism (Search for "impressionism" and click on the first link offered.) Note that you have to scroll down past a blank spot to see the rest of the article.
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 impressionism on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
IMPRESSIONISM [impressionism] in painting, late-19th-century French school that was generally characterized by the attempt to depict transitory visual impressions, often painted directly from nature, and by the use of pure, broken color to achieve brilliance and luminosity.
Impressionism and postimpressionism ran their course and produced aesthetic revolution from within and without, putting hosts of painters to come greatly in its debt.
Impressionism on the wall and a cushy duvee on the bed greets guests at the Conrad Hotel in New York City, which is owned by Hilton.Ê
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 impressionism
The movement's name came from Monet's early work, Impression: A Sunrise, which was singled out for criticism by an art critique Louis Leroy on its exhibition.
Only when Camille Pisaro died in 1903 have the critiques agreed that this movement was the main 19th century artistic revolution and that all its members were among the finest painters.
Edgar Degas did not fit in the exact deffinition of Impressionism but he was never the less one of its dedicated driving force.
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 Impressionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
Impressionism was painted in the late 19th century in France.
Although the Post-Impressionists based their styles of accuracy of impressionism and its attempts to depict light.
Impressionism, the paintings were done of quick movements in nature often showing the way light changes though out a day.
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 Impressionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-23)
I. Impressionism in Literature: This type of art form can be found in literature as well as in painting.
Impressionism in Art: An Impressionist considers the individual sensations or emotions of the artist under the influence of a specific transitory experience.
The novel adopts the ideology of the Impressionists in that it portrays the transitory, vague, complex, and subjective impressions based on experiences of each character in the novel.
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 Impressionist art movement information about impressionism paintings - still life landscapes nature Paris
A group of painters who became known as the Impressionists decided to gain independence from the standards prescribed by the French Academy of Fine Arts and France's annual official art exhibition called The Salon.
Impressionism covers approximately two decades, from the late 1860s through the 1880s.
Impressionist painters strove to break away from the traditional rules of subject matter, technique, and composition in painting, and created their own, unique style.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Impressionism
Impressionism was born in Paris in the 1860s out of the Realist movement led by the prominent and politically-inspired Gustave Courbet who, in the wake of the 1848 uprising, had rejected academy painting in favour of unidealized paintings of people and objects.
Impressionism was also very much influenced by the development of photographic techniques which followed the invention of the Dageurrotype in 1838, and more widely by new scientific reflections on the processes of human perception and the scientific theorisation of colour.
The movement’s name was given to it by a critic who wrote dismissively of Monet’s painting Impression, soleil levant and then adopted by the painters themselves for the seven exhibitions which were to follow in 1877, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1886.
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