"I paint what I dream, and I dream what I paint" Van Gough

Main Ideas

Dates: Late 1800s to early 1900s. Impressionism never goes away, fades to post impressionism.

Impressionism was a movement that focused on color and light. They used a special technique to get the full experience of color and light works were brightly color know as "an plan era".

Main People/Locations

Vincet Van Gough

Claude Monet

Edgar Degas

Camille Pissarro

Location: The movement began in France but spread throughout Europe, by early 1900s it spread to America.

Examples of Art


Impressionism began

Impressionism began as a result of artist wanting to make not perfect art they wanted to show their own visions "Art for art sake ".

Begins prior to WWI.

The independent collective had a fluid membership over the course of the eight exhibitions it organized between 1874 and 1886, with the number of participating artists ranging from nine to thirty.