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Impression, Soleil levant, Claude Monet. 1873. Impressionism Genre: cityscape When Impression, Sunrise hung at its first exhibition in 1874, art critic Louis Leroy derisively used the term “Impressionistic,” from the title of this painting, to describe Monet’s works. This term was quickly adopted by what were soon to be known as the Impressionist painters, and the exhibition which included other works by Impressionist artists, was from then on referred to as the "Impressionist…

Claude Monet's "Impression, Sunrise" inspired the name for the Impressionist art movement. Read the article about Impressionism on Abrakadoodle's blog!

Claude Monet, Impression sunrise, Impression Sunrise, 1872, 48 x 63 cm, Private Collection. "Impression—I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it … and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape." Claude Monet.

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Claude Monet – Dare to Give Up Black [1840 – 1926; Impressionism]