About the Style
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterized by the use of unbridled brushstrokes and color to create form, rather than light and shadow. The impressionists rejected the strict techniques and conservative themes preferred by the Académie des Beaux-Arts, instead striving to capture the endless variations of light and atmosphere found in nature through plein-air landscape painting and intimate domestic scenes. Their works are defined by their vivacity and emphasis on the ephemeral beauty in nature and everyday life.
This six-coaster set contains a selection of the most popular impressionist images in the National Gallery of Art collection, including Claude Monet's The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (1873), The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil (1880), The Japanese Footbridge (1899), and Palazzo da Mula, Venice (1908), and Vincent van Gogh's Green Wheat Fields, Auvers (1890) and Roses (1890). Anyone who has spent an afternoon wandering the impressionist galleries or longed to visit these works up close will appreciate this assortment of images.
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