An art movement that originated in France in the late 19th century. Impressionists sought to record the changing world around them amid the fluctuations of weather and light with bold color and brushwork. Impressionism revolutionized the art world and contributed to the expansion of avant-garde and modern art. Some well-known impressionists include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and the American artist Mary Cassatt.
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