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About Impressionist

Artistic styles come and go, sometimes with a flourish or a sigh. Impressionist art, on the contrary, endures into the 21st century. It was established by a group of Parisian painters in the 1870s and is known for its small, yet visible brushstrokes and its utilization of natural lights. Its subjects are everyday people, places, and things, but the visual effect is striking. Monet is the epitome of an Impressionist painter. In fact, the school is named after his ethereal "Impression, Sunrise." The painting is typical of the dazzling, illusory quality that unites Impressionism. The images deliver a vibratory quality that portrays the mundane in a beautiful and compelling manner. Naturally, there were a dearth of artists that once produced this type of painting, and a number of prints can be found in the vast inventory on eBay. Some of the artists in the school included Manet, Renoir, and Degas, who despised the term "Impressionism." As is typical of other schools of thought, it was not limited to only one medium, influencing the writers and authors of the era, who also embraced the hidden beauty of everyday life.