Example sentences for: impressionism

How can you use “impressionism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In focusing the show almost entirely on technique, the organizers of "Degas: Beyond Impressionism" have followed the lead of Degas himself, who steadily eliminated from his work any reference to contemporary life, preferring an artificial world of studio props and pliable models.

  • Critics declare Bonnard's landscapes, nudes, and self-portraits more than dated Impressionism, deeming them "[s]ome of the most extraordinary paintings of his quickly ending century" (Christopher Benfey, Slate ). They say that his dreamlike images show a "Proustian" concern with the mechanics of perception and that his later nudes are "tinged with necrophilia" (Francine Prose, the Wall Street Journal ). (MoMA's site serves up a slew of paintings.)

  • Although Zen had been present in Japan since the 12th century, its ascendancy began under the Kamakura regime, which found the mystic Chinese philosophy admirably suited to Japanese sensitivity, impressionism, and love of form and ritual.

  • On boulevard des Capucines, retrace the footsteps of Renoir, Manet, and Pissarro as they took their paintings to Nadar’s house, signposted at number 35, for the historic 1874 exhibition of Impressionism.

  • In 1874, the first exhibition of Impressionism had blown away the dust and cobwebs of the artistic establishment.


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