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date: 19 September 2020


The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

A movement in painting that originated in France in the 1860s and had an enormous impact on Western art over the following half-century. As an organized movement, Impressionism was purely a French phenomenon, but many of its ideas and practices were adopted in other countries, as far afield as the USA and Australia. In essence, its effect was to undermine the authority of large, formal, highly finished paintings in favour of works that more immediately expressed the artist's personality and response to the world.... ...

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