Impressionism and the water

Impressionism can be defined as: “a theory or practice in painting of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs and strokes of unmixed colors in order to simulate reflected light.” This, of course, was done originally by certain French painters who lived and worked during the 1870’s. The Impressionist movement received its name as a result of a Claude Monet work titled “Impression Sunrise.” This painting received a satirical review in a French newspaper, which ultimately branded the whole movement. Ordinary subject matter, coupled with an illusion of motion and an accurate rendering of light, were the trademarks of these paintings.

Like so many artistic upheavals, the Impressionist movement was actually a revolution. An alliance was formed by a loosely bound group of artists for the purpose of exhibiting their art, and this was quite

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