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View our gallery of some of the most popular paintings from the Impressionist era.


Taking their name from Claude Monet's 'Impression, Sunrise', the Impressionists were established in Paris during the 1870's.

Concentrating on relaying the immediate visual effect of the world around them, using bold brush strokes and contrasts of colour, the artists initially drew heavy criticism for their perceived naive and trivial approach to art.

The subject matter varied from Monet's landscapes to Renoir's boulevards of bustling Paris life and Degas' delicate ballerinas, but all pertained to capture the impression of the moment.

From the late 1880's, public perception gradually changed and the Impressionists received reverence, paving the way for their followers Guaguin, Seurat and Van Gogh.

To view a larger image, simply click on the thumbnail.

Man with a Pipe by Paul Cézanne
  • Man with a Pipe
The Montagne Saint-Victoire by Paul Cézanne
  • The Montagne Saint-Victoire
Still Life with Plaster Cast by Paul Cézanne
  • Still Life with Plaster Cast
After the Bath Woman Drying Herself by Edgar Degas
  • After the Bath Woman Drying Herself
Two Dancers on Stage by Edgar Degas
  • Two Dancers on Stage
Nevermore by Paul Gauguin
  • Nevermore
Te Rerioa by Paul Gauguin
  • Te Rerioa
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Edouard Manet
  • A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
La Loge by Auguste Renoir
  • La Loge
The Bridge at Courbevoie by Georges Seurat
  • The Bridge at Courbevoie
Young Woman Powdering Herself by Georges Seurat
  • Young Woman Powdering Herself
Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear

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