Impressionist art. 1. Impressionism was an art movement

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  • Impressionist art
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  • 1. Impressionism was an art movement
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  • 2. a group of Paris artists started the movement in 1874.
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  • 3. The term impressionism originated from an art critic, who commented that Monets painting was just an impression and that it looked un-finished. The impressionists adopted this term and decided to use it for their own benefit.
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  • early Impressionist painters were radicals, breaking many of the rules of painting that had been set by earlier generations.
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  • Up until the Impressionists, history had been the accepted subject
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  • Impressionists painted subjects in life around them
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  • they rejected attempts to portray ideal beauty, and instead sought the natural beauty of their surroundings
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  • The impressionists captured a fresh and original vision that often seemed strange and unfinished to the general public.
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  • Sometimes they painted outside instead of in their studios. Outside they were able to observe nature more closely and to capture the range of sunlight.
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