Impressionism, a major movement, first in painting and later in music, that developed chiefly in France during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Impressionist painting comprises the work produced between about 1867 and 1886 by a group of artists who shared a set of related approaches and techniques. 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.
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A list of major and minor Impressionist artists with links to online collections and museums.
The Impressionist Movement and Its Greatest Painters
Provides a history of the movement and biographies of its masters. In English and French.
Olga's Gallery: Unknown Impressionist Masterpieces
Impressionist masterpieces which were presumed lost during WWII were revealed to the public.
WebMuseum: Impressionism (1860-1900)
More from Web Museum: The artists and their work
Impressionist Still Life
Catalogue and exhibition of paintings by Manet, Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne at the Phillips Collection, later at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (June 09, 2002)
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