Example sentences for: impressionism

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

  • Impressionism, the most popular of all Western art movements, is inconceivable without the provocation of Japanese art.

  • 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.

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

  • In the current exhibit of Picasso's early work on display in the National Gallery in Washington (which is pegged to Richardson's first volume), the walls wreak havoc with art history: Picasso consuming Symbolism; Picasso eating Impressionism; Picasso devouring Fauvism.

  • 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.)


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