The twelve works in this calendar survey the finest of the impressionist movement, showcasing the stylistic range of these avant-garde artists.
- 13 inches x 12 inches closed
- 26 inches x 12 inches open
- Item #: 978-0764981388
Rejection of the establishment (the Paris Salon, with its rigid interpretation of fine art) united a group of artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Together, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and others became known as the impressionists, for their loose, broken brushstrokes and emphasis on casual moments. Their subject matter was modern, their colors bright, their compositions seemingly candid—a breath of fresh air compared with prevailing standards. Devoid of pomp, impressionist paintings belied the difficulty of their creation. The artists often painted in plein air, pursuing light and its mercilessly fleeting effects.