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im·pres·sion·ism

 (ĭm-prĕsh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. often Impressionism A theory or style of painting originating and developed in France during the 1870s, characterized by concentration on the immediate visual impression produced by a scene and by the use of unmixed primary colors and small strokes to simulate actual reflected light.
2. A literary style characterized by the use of details and mental associations to evoke subjective and sensory impressions rather than the re-creation of objective reality.
3. Music A style of art music of the late 1800s and early 1900s, often evoking a dreamy mood and characterized by modal or whole-tone scales, rich and often dissonant harmonies in unconventional progressions, and the avoidance of traditional forms.

impressionism

(ɪmˈprɛʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Art Movements) (often capital) a movement in French painting, developed in the 1870s chiefly by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley, having the aim of objectively recording experience by a system of fleeting impressions, esp of natural light effects
2. (Art Terms) the technique in art, literature, or music of conveying experience by capturing fleeting impressions of reality or of mood

im•pres•sion•ism

(ɪmˈprɛʃ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. (usu. cap.) a style of late 19th-century painting characterized chiefly by short brush strokes of bright colors in immediate juxtaposition to represent the effect of light on objects.
2. a style of literature that emphasizes mood and sensory impressions.
3. a late 19th-century and early 20th-century style of musical composition in which subtle harmony, rhythm, and tonal color are used to evoke moods and impressions.
[1880–85]

Impressionism

a movement in the late 19th century in French painting, characterized by the goal of reproducing an impression of a subject by use of reflected light and color and the blurring of outlines. — Impressionist, n., adj.Impressionistic, adj.
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impressionism

1. A musical technique or movement that shared the aim of impressionism in painting, that is, to capture and convey an impression of changing reality or fleeting mood. The main exponent of this style was the French composer, Claude Debussy (1862–1918).
2. (1874–1886) Centering on a diverse group of eight artists, including Cézanne, Renoir, Manet, and Monet, who held eight exhibitions between 1874 and 1886, the movement derives its name from a painting by Monet, Impression: Sunrise. Impressionists were concerned with light and its effects, and the use of “broken” color.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impressionism - a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected lightImpressionism - a school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
Translations
impresszionizmus
impresjonizm

impressionism

[ɪmˈpreʃənɪzəm] N (Art) → impresionismo m

Impressionism

impressionism [ɪmˈprɛʃənɪzəm] nimpressionnisme m

impressionism

impressionism

[ɪmˈprɛʃəˌnɪzm] n (Art) → impressionismo
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The chief characteristics of his poetry are intense concentration, a vivid power of impressionism, and a strong leaning in the direction of the occult.
At that time impressionism reigned in the Latin Quarter, but its victory over the older schools was still recent; and Carolus-Duran, Bouguereau, and their like were set up against Manet, Monet, and Degas.
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Because these painters' images are so familiar to us today--and so commodified--it's easy to forget how radical they were when impressionism started in the second half of the 19th century.
Savvides studied at the Munich Academy and experimented with portraiture and still life and was influenced by orientalism and French impressionism during his later phase.
With respect to the history of western art, Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.
Before Turner, Whistler, and Monet, before impressionism took hold, painters risked their popularity if they presented realistic scenes of London landmarks obscured by fog.
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The Muse Fabre - Montpellier Agglomration is organizing jointly with the Muse d~Orsay, Paris and the National Gallery in Washington, an exhibition entitled Frdric Bazille, youth of Impressionism to be held in Montpellier Agglomration Fabre Museum from June 24 10/16/2016, the Muse d~Orsay in Paris from 11/14/2016 to 03/05/2017 and the National Gallery in Washington from April 9 to 07.
Paintings created in "fifteen minutes," as the poet and critic Jules Laforgue described Impressionism in 1883, characterized a novel kind of picture built of hectic signs: Freewheeling brushstrokes encoded both the materiality of paint and the abruptness with which it seemed to have been applied.