Definition of abstract impressionism in English:

abstract impressionism


Fine Art
  • Painting which combines characteristics of abstraction and impressionism; especially a form of painting which resembles the works of the Impressionists, especially Monet, in brushwork and effect, but has no representational content.


1950s. From abstract + impressionism. Compare slightly earlier abstract impressionist, and also abstract expressionism.


abstract impressionism

/ˈabstrakt ɪmˈprɛʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m//ˈabstrakt ɪmˈprɛʃənɪz(ə)m/