Example sentences for: impressionists

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

  • He was fascinated by the Japanese-print flatness bequeathed by the Impressionists; in Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls (1915), he managed to cheat scale so much that the boat looks like a bathtub toy against the swirl of rocks and spume.

  • It is likely that one's taste deteriorates under the continuous barrage of vulgarity: many who today admire the dadaists, cubists, surrealists, hard-edge realists, nonobjective and abstract artists would have reviled them, along with a significant percentage of the population, had they been dalive when their paintings first appeared, just as staid, conservative critics condemned the impressionists and advocates of other nouvelles vagues . Is it that we gradually become accustomed to what we first perceive as trash--as vulgarity--and become inured to it, or that we come to understand and, if not enamored of it, at least tolerate it as a legitimate form of expression?

  • TIMOTHY: I'm partial to water-colors myself and a bit dubious about anything since the Impressionists, who might justifiably have prophesied, Aprés nous, le déluge...

  • When Renoir's well-off fellow Impressionists, the aristocrat Manet or the banker's son Degas, strolled through the working-class neighborhoods of Montmartre, they were consciously slumming.

  • His later work consists of an extensive series of graphic “reflections” on the themes of classical art, from the second period of Pompeii, to the light explorations of the Impressionists, to Chinese landscapes, all in his egregious comic book pastiche.


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