Impressionism was an art movement that emerged in the late 19th century. Impressionist painters sought to record the visual appearance of objects by means of short brushstrokes that captured the color and light of the scene.

Some of the most famous impressionist paintings include Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Bal du moulin de la Galette.”

Despite initial criticism, impressionism went on to become one of the most popular art movements of all time. Today, impressionist paintings are some of the most valuable and sought-after works of art in the world.