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Nadar

1820–1910), French photographer, and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre and Gustave Le ...

Impressionism

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
562 words

...artists sought out exhibition opportunities outside the official Salons. The term “Impressionism” first appeared in a critical review that described the “unfinished” quality of the paintings displayed at an independent exhibition held at the former studio of the photographer Nadar in Paris in 1874 , which included Monet's Impression, Sunrise ( 1872 ; Musée Marmotan, Paris). By 1877 , however, the group itself had adopted the name. Impressionism emerged in France during the Third Republic, a period of rapid modernization and industrialization, which...

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