CDR-1277: SR Set: Impressionism Outside of France

Arising in France in the 1870s and 1880s, Impressionism is considered a French movement, but its influence spread well beyond French borders and into the next century. Indeed, it continues as a strong influence today. Our collection of Impressionist works from outside of France intends to illustrate how artists of most Western nations passed through a period of Impressionism in the last third of the Nineteenth century and early Twentieth century, each adapting and developing his own version of the movement. These works exhibit a range of Impressionist painting characteristics: the use of small visible brushstrokes, the changing quality of light and air, open composition and unusual visual angles. These characteristics were often blended with other influences of the time; sometimes including features of Realism, Expressionism, and Symbolism, with existing traditions of their own.