Impressionism was an artistic movement born out of Paris in the late 19th century that moved away from the carefully finished, somber-colored portrait, historical, and religious themed art that was standard at that time. The primary tenets of impressionism include open composition, ordinary subject matter, short and defined brushstrokes, minimal use of black paint, and accurate depiction of light. While many artists over the years have been associated with Impressionism or many of its off-shoots, the founding painters include Frederic Bazille, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Armand Guillaumin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre August Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. The term “impressionism” was inspired by Monet’s painting “Impression, soleil levant” (Impression, Sunrise).
At Prints.com, we carry a lot of different impressionism art, including a lot from some of the names classically associated with the movement. Below are just a few selections. Clicking on an image will link you directly over to our shop for pricing and additional information.