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It was a dappled and daubed harbor scene that gave Impressionism its  name. When Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet was exhibited in April  1874, critics seized upon the work’s title and its loose stylistic  rendering of light and motion upon water to deride this new,  impressionistic tendency in art.

As with many seminal art  movements, the critics got their comeuppance. Today, Impressionism is  close contender for the world’s favorite period of painting. With  blockbuster exhibitions, record-breaking auction prices, and packed  museums, the works once dismissed as unfinished or imprecise are now  beloved for their atmospheric evocation of time and place, as well as  the stylistic flair of rapid brushstrokes upon canvas.

Despite its  popularity and a whole host of publications, many areas and artists of  Impressionism remain inadequately researched. This TASCHEN book fills  the gap, raising the profile of unjustly neglected pioneers such as  Berthe Morisot, Lucien Pissarro, and Gustave Caillebotte, while  exploring the characteristics of Impressionism, from painting en plein  air to vivid color contrasts, not only in the movement’s native France  but also across the rest of Europe and North America.About the series


  • Publisher :  TASCHEN (June 8, 2016) 
  • Language: :  English 
  • Hardcover :  784 pages 
  • Item Weight :  2.94 pounds 
  • Dimensions :  5.98 x 1.89 x 8.15 inches