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. 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. The principal Impressionist painters were Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Armand Guillaumin, and Frédéric Bazille, who worked together, influenced each other, and exhibited together independently. Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne also painted in an Impressionist style for a time in the early 1870s. The established painter Édouard Manet, whose work in the 1860s greatly influenced Monet and others of the group, himself adopted the Impressionist approach about 1873. Impressionist Painters
Impressionist Painters A Brief History of Impressionism Art
I read the article Impressionist painters, A Brief History in ibiblio today, it stuck with me. I am essentially bookmarking text I am destined to read again. I assign a lot of my art with the words impressionist painters and impressionism. I do this in honor of the collective spirit of an artistic group of painters who when turned away and told that what they created was not art, prevailed and joyfully painted daily to the respect of their own gallery. These painters paved the way for all new forms and mediums in the name of art. I thank them daily with my version of impressionism and I try my very best to represent their spirit and tenacity.
Where does the good go? I believe there are artists this very day making fantastic impressionism art. I am so sure of it, I define impressionism not just as our artistic past but as a movement occurring in the present and having an encouraging future.
Oscar-Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. Wikipedia
Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Wikipedia
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. Wikipedia
Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Wikipedia