Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s. Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial style of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.
The most important Impressionism artists:


Claude Monet   Edgar Degas     Edward Hopper   Édouard Manet  John S Sargent   Mary Cassatt   

Paul Cézanne  Paul Gauguin     Pierre-A Renoir   Vincent van Gogh  Winslow Homer    Gustav Klimt

Important artworks for Impressionism art