Definition of impressionist in English:

impressionist

noun

  • 1A painter, writer, or composer who is an exponent of impressionism.

    • ‘Apart from Indian artists, I like the Impressionists, particularly Monet and Cezanne.’
    • ‘With his good income as a stockbroker, Gauguin could afford to buy several paintings by Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and other Impressionists.’
    • ‘The art gallery contrasts well, with works by Impressionists and Colourists housed in elegant surroundings.’
    • ‘His favorite painters are the Tonalists, landscape painters whose work was once well known but is now eclipsed by the Hudson River painters, the Impressionists, and others.’
    • ‘Claude Monet and the Impressionists were motivated by aesthetic goals - painting the world around them as it appeared to the eye.’
    • ‘‘When I first started I painted abstracts and I've always loved the Impressionists like Monet,’ he said.’
    • ‘For some series he employs palettes derived from classic paintings by old masters or Impressionists.’
    • ‘However, Canaletto was not interested in capturing the atmosphere of Venice, unlike Turner, the Impressionists and other painters who have followed.’
    • ‘Today, the public considers the Impressionists to be traditional painters and flocks in record numbers to view their works on display in museums around the world.’
    • ‘Sisley was born to British parents in Paris and after meeting with fellow future Impressionists, Bazille, Monet and Renoir, he adhered to this approach throughout his career.’
    • ‘Works by artists working in a naturalistic style, such as the Spaniards Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusinol, are a corrective to our notions received from the more familiar and colourful views of the Impressionists and their heirs.’
    • ‘The Impressionists used quick brush strokes and bright colors.’
    • ‘He had personal associations with contemporary Impressionists such as Claude Monet.’
    • ‘When I saw Munch and the Impressionists after the war, it was a big moment for me.’
    • ‘Even the obvious influence of Japanese art on the Impressionists and of African art on Picasso and the Cubists has been lost in the fine print of art histories.’
    • ‘Under the influence of Edgar Degas and the other Impressionists the artist Mary Cassatt changed her painting style.’
    • ‘He was a pioneering collector of the Impressionists and once said, ‘I have always liked painters.’
    • ‘Later he joined the Impressionists and showed his art work in their exhibitions from 1874 to 1886.’
    • ‘Known for his serene and spiritual landscapes, company officials say Hayslette draws inspiration from the woodcuts of Asian masters and the Impressionists.’
    • ‘The Impressionists like Cezanne and Monet emphasized the impression a scene left on the viewer, and added a subjective tone to their paintings.’
  • 2An entertainer who impersonates famous people.

    entertainer, performer, trouper, showman, artist
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adjective

  • Relating to impressionism or its exponents.

    ‘an impressionist painting’
    • ‘He's also not afraid to frame illustrious works of art with more simple and modest frames, as he did with one client's collections of Impressionist paintings.’
    • ‘The National Gallery of Scotland is to stage a money-spinning annual exhibition of Impressionist paintings to help fund other projects.’
    • ‘Chelsea and Kensington are the other areas known for their home furnishings and antiques, the sort of place where you can snap up a Chippendale chair or Impressionist painting.’
    • ‘Inspired by Degas's Impressionist paintings of Paris Opera Ballet, Wheeldon's overall vision affords a scintillating twist to Lev Ivanov's movement without sacrificing the ballet's original appeal.’
    • ‘After I married, he once loaned us his family's Manhattan co-op with its grand view of Central Park and collection of Impressionist paintings.’
    • ‘To contemporary eyes, Impressionist paintings possess a simple and familiar beauty: the delicate hues of Monet's water lilies and Degas' exquisite ballerinas.’
    • ‘There is little question that Impressionist paintings remain among the most widely appreciated works of art ever produced.’
    • ‘I went to the Musee d' Orsay by myself to look at the Impressionist paintings.’
    • ‘It was a golden era, like Impressionist painting in France.’
    • ‘He made a name for himself by buying paintings by contemporary British artists and was the first dealer to place French and British Impressionist paintings in public institutions.’
    • ‘She was on the trip to Normandy with pupils from Years 9 and 10 when they visited Monet's home, which inspired ‘Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge’ and many of his other Impressionist paintings.’
    • ‘Unlike many Impressionist paintings that show picturesque country scenes or elegant, tree-lined avenues, we see a crowded city street, flanked by tall buildings that block out much of the sunlight.’
    • ‘The alleged ringleader in the theft of two French Impressionist paintings valued at $6,7 million accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to three years, nine months in prison on one count of grand theft.’
    • ‘Her early paintings were thoroughly Impressionist in style, but from about 1890 her forms became more solid and firmly outlined.’
    • ‘There is no doubt Monet's work of the 1890s is a supreme achievement and his early Impressionist paintings from 1870 to 1877 are fascinatingly experimental.’
    • ‘The City Rises is one of his last paintings using a modified Impressionist technique, before the influence of cubism became apparent in his work.’
    • ‘Most importantly, because the color changes appear to follow no predictable program, they produce a space even more unstable than that of Impressionist painting.’
    • ‘It is then that he began painting Impressionist landscapes.’
    • ‘French Impressionist paintings will be on display in the China National Art Gallery beginning October 10, featuring works of Monet, Manet, Renoir, and others.’
    • ‘The prestige sales are usually Impressionist paintings, Old Masters or, increasingly, contemporary art.’

Pronunciation:

impressionist

/ɪmˈprɛʃ(ə)nɪst/