3ImpressionismAn “ism” is a suffix at the end of many English words. It comes from Greek “ismos” and Latin “ismus”.You have seen it at the end of words like optimism, Buddhism, racism, favoritism, and terrorism.
4ImpressionismIt signifies a belief, practice, idea, or movement. In art, there are many movements that end in ism.One of the most important ISMs is Impressionism.
5ImpressionismIt’s really hard to give the definition of Impressionism without using the word “impression”.Light was important to the Impressionists. They wanted to capture the moment.Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet
6ImpressionismLight on objects and the shadows around them change during the day.Impressionists wanted capture the way light changed colors in their surroundings. That’s how they captured the moment.Shepherdess by Camille Pissarro
7ImpressionismMany of the Impressionists were from France where the movement started in the 1860s.At first the public did not like their work. One newspaper critic called their work sketches or impressions, but not finished pieces.Dancers in Pinkby Edgar Degas
8ImpressionismBoatingby Edouard ManetDancers in Pinkby Edgar DegasTimes change and now the Impressionists are among the world’s most popular artists.
9Impressionism Boating by Edouard Manet Girl with a Watering Can Dancers in Pinkby Edgar DegasGirl with aWatering CanBy Pierre-Auguste Renoir
10ImpressionismOne of the central artists associated with Impressionism was Claude Monet.Monet’s painting, Impression, Sunrise, inspired the name of the movement.Claude Monet
15ImpressionismSo now you know about Impressionism in art. If you want to know more, you can alwaysaresearch Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Fauvism, Pointillism, Dadaism, Realism, Post -Modernism, Modernism, Mannerism, Neo-Expressionism, and Romanticism. . . for starters.
16Movements Impressionism Cubism Pointillism Realism Surrealism More isms