Japanese painting remained traditional during the country’s long isolation. But where are accounts of its eventual renaissance?
We should refer to European and not French Impressionism, although prior to about 1880 the hub of the movement was certainly Paris.
In the absence of any clearly articulated theoretical statements from the core French Impressionists, there are no obvious rules or clear criteria handed down.
An illustrated index of the 61 artists covered in this series, with links to detailed coverage.
A selection of nine additional impressionist painters from different countries, Argentina to Turkey.
After japonisme, it was appropriate that Japanese painters should be trained in Paris and take the latest avant garde European styles and techniques back.
Was Caillebotte a patron, collector, or painter in his own right?
In the late 1880s, several painters started to work in the rural area of Heidelberg, east of Melbourne, adopting a style which later became known as Australian Impressionism.
Whether Sargent was ever a true Impressionist will remain a matter of debate, but his uncommissioned work was loose, full of light and colour.
Three more wonderful American Impressionists, although the lives of two were tragically cut short when they died suddenly.