Impressionism. It’s one of the more famous periods in art history. Impressionism was named after this painting Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet. It makes you want to be inside that moment, doesn’t it?
Impressionism, according to www.merriam-webster.com, is “a theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light.”
According to www.encylopedia.com, “The movement began with the friendship of four students of the academic painter Marc Gleyre: Monet, Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille. These four met regularly at the Café Guerbois in Paris with Cézanne, Pissarro, and Morisot, and later with Degas, Manet, the critics Duret and Rivière, and the art dealer Durand-Ruel.” I’d love to be sitting at a table next to them. These were probably a bunch of quirky characters, as artists are often made out to be.
One of my daughter’s favorite Baby Einstein videos is the Monet one. You can watch a clip of it here. FYI – it’s a little blurry.
To me art can speak for itself. So, with that said, enough said.