Impressionism was the most important artistic movement in Western art in the 19th century. It grew partly out of the new freedom of expression in post-Napoleonice France, and partly out of the new importance given to landscape and open-air painting through the work of artists such as Constable and Corot. The term of 'impressionists' was born originally as a term of abuse. This beautifully illustrated volume shows 50 masterpieces by these Impressionists, who initially had received a hostile reception.
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