Art Essentials: Impressionism
Art Essentials: Impressionism
Art Essentials: Impressionism
Art Essentials: Impressionism
Art Essentials: Impressionism
Art Essentials: Impressionism
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An introduction to the Impressionist movement, highlighting the great artists, their masterpieces and Impressionism’s enduring influence.

It is often forgotten just how provocative and unsettling impressionist canvases seemed when they were first exhibited in 1874. Critics, professional artists, and gallery visitors alike were shocked to encounter the unorthodox paintings on display, with their seemingly unfinished surfaces and lack of any elements of traditional composition. The advocates of this new approach rejected nearly all the established principles and practices of oil painting prevalent at that time in France.

An ideal companion for museum-goers, as well as those who are entirely new to the subject, this weaves an engaging narrative around a selection of striking illustrations, discussing the movement’s greatest artists, their works and where to find them.

  • Author: Ralph Skea
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Paperback