Definition of Impressionism

1. Noun. A school of late 19th century French painters who pictured appearances by strokes of unmixed colors to give the impression of reflected light.

Generic synonyms: Art Movement, Artistic Movement
Derivative terms: Impressionist, Impressionistic



Definition of Impressionism

1. n. The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; -- a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.

Definition of Impressionism

1. Noun. (arts) a movement in art characterized by visible brush strokes, ordinary subject matters, and an emphasis on light and its changing qualities ¹

2. Noun. (music) a style that avoided traditional harmony, and sought to invoke the impressions of the composer ¹

3. Noun. (poetry) a style that used imagery and symbolism to portray the poet's impressions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impressionism

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Impressionism

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(JRA) impressionism [Lat. impressio, from in + premere, to press in or upon] ... In literature, impressionism aims to tell its story by a series of vivid ..."

2. A History of European and American Sculpture from the Early Christian Period by Chandler Rathfon Post (1921)
"POST-impressionism As far as definition goes, Post-impressionism is a very poor term for the ... Post-impressionism is Protean in the variety of its forms. ..."

3. Modern Art: Being a Contribution to a New System of æsthetics by Julius Meier-Graefe (1908)
"The task of propagation seems to devolve naturally on countries which have further goals in view, and so will not allow Neo-impressionism to detain them ..."

4. Modern Art: Being a Contribution to a New System of æsthetics by Julius Meier-Graefe (1908)
"The task of propagation seems to devolve naturally on countries which have further goals in view, and so will not allow Neo-impressionism to detain them ..."

5. The Great French Painters: And the Evolution of French Painting from 1830 to by Camille Mauclair (1903)
"Merits and defects of impressionism: its effect upon technique. ... Chronology and logical necessity lead me now to speak of impressionism which has united ..."

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