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Related topics: Painting and drawing, Music
impressionismim‧pres‧sion‧is‧m, Impressionism /ɪmˈpreʃənɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  1 AVPa style of painting used especially in France in the 19th century that uses colour instead of details of form to produce effects of light or feelingrealism2 APMa style of music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that produces feelings and images by the quality of sounds rather than by a pattern of notes
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impressionismThe challenge to academic painting that impressionism posed was a challenge both in form and in content.
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