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impressionism

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Definition popular school of late 19th century French painters who used dabs of color to give an impression of their subject rather than a photographic-like depiction
  • Jules's face was like an Impressionist painting—blurred around the edges, lacking detail.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He opened a folder with a report on security at a museum where a big exhibition of French Impressionists was opening soon.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • In the doctor's reflections, Darwin was next to Schelling, the butterfly that had just flown by next to modern painting and Impressionist art.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The London streets are an Impressionist painting of slick cobblestones, orangey streetlamps, well-manicured hedges, and clusters of black umbrellas.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • There were two matching crystal lamps, one on each of the nightstands, and an Impressionist landscape painting hung on the wall opposite the closet.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The violence inside was almost cartoonish, like the work of some mad impressionist who painted only in red.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • What of the Impressionists in Paris, then?
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • He painted pictures—impressionist blobs—sheep on a gorsey hill, fishboats at the piers, with a warm red jumble of brick buildings in the background.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He was turning his back on the impressionists and working out for himself painfully an individual way not only of painting but of seeing.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He teaches fine arts at the college there, an abstract impressionist.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • French Impressionists from what century she couldn't quite recall.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Post Impressionism, indeed!
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I signed up for a class in French Impressionism, mostly to fill out my schedule, not for any particular reason.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • These were the gardens in which Claude Monet had experimented with form and color, and literally inspired the birth of the Impressionist movement.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A vast crowd had gathered in the reviewing stand, and the richly variegated colors in their summer garments made the stand look like an enormous impressionist painting in the sunlight.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • never forget you aren't one of them, my junkie pal from Accounts had whispered in my ear when he'd seen me socializing among important clients at an Impressionist and Modern Art sale ....
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • They compassed the whole arc of the circle, merging towards the west in a horizon that was fierce, almost garish in coloring, like an impressionist backdrop done by some half-mad genius.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • It was raining harder now; the fat drops were falling too fast for the windshield wipers to keep up with them, making it look as though we were headed straight into an Impressionist's vision of West Virginia.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • He loved to paint large figures, full of light, but not merely made up of lights and cast shadows, like the impressionists; rather definite figures that had a certain luminous quality, like some of Michael Angelo's people.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Before long, everyone in the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg—the men out there scouring the continent for hidden libraries, concealed prayer scrolls, closeted impressionist paintings—will be handed rifles and sent into the fire.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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