Impressionist Art: Characteristics & Artists


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Which answer best describes the reason the Impressionist movement began?

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1. Who came up with the name 'Impressionist'?

2. Which of the following is a major characteristic of Impressionism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Impressionism was one of the most important art forms that arose in the 19th Century, especially in terms of the development of modern art. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the history, techniques, themes, and major artists of the Impressionist movement. Some things you'll be assessed on include how Impressionism began, who coined the term 'Impressionism,' and major characteristics of the movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several aspects of Impressionism, including:

  • How it began
  • Who came up with the term, 'Impressionism'
  • Major characteristics of the movement
  • Preferred subject matter
  • Famous artists

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who coined the term, 'Impressionist'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific themes of Impressionist art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the subject matter focused on by Impressionist artists and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the artists and themes of Impressionism, review the accompanying lesson titled Impressionist Art: Characteristics & Artists. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The beginnings of Impressionism
  • Art critic, Louis Leroy
  • New techniques, new materials
  • Light in Impressionist art
  • The artists of Impressionism