Collection: Impressionism

Impressionism was a groundbreaking art movement that emerged in France in the late 19th century. It is characterized by a focus on capturing the fleeting sensations of light and color in the natural world, and a rejection of the highly polished, detailed techniques of academic art.Impressionist artists, such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, sought to depict the world as they saw it, emphasizing the play of light and color and capturing the effects of atmosphere and weather. They often worked en plein air, or outdoors, and used loose brushstrokes and bright, vivid colors.Impressionism had a profound impact on the development of modern art, influencing many later movements such as Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Expressionism. Its legacy can be seen in the work of many contemporary artists who continue to explore the possibilities of color and light in their art.