Impressionism Art that focuses on capturing the effect of light. Artists painted what they perceived rather than what they knew to be there. Impressionists were fascinated with color, sunshine, contrasts, light, reflection, and shadow. They used color and light to represent and artist’s impression.
Abstract (in text: Abstract Expressionism) Artists were intrigued with color and the physical qualities of paint: “What can I do with paint on canvas?” The art has no recognizable subject, the focus is on color and media, often applied in a kinesthetic way.