Collection: Monet Renoir | Impressionism

The Impressionist Painters wanted to capture the fleeting light, with rapid brushstrokes and in elementary colors without worrying about the exactness of the representation of shapes. They worked en plein air (outdoors) which had become possible because paint was now available in tubes). They focused on daily life scenes without symbolism or an underlying message. The founders of French Impressionism are: Monet, Renoir, Pisarro, Sisley, Morisot, Caillebotte, and Degas.