The Impressionists and Expressionists of Post-Realist Art


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Why were impressionists originally rejected by the art community?

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1. How was Claude Monet's Water Lilies an example of impressionist art?

2. Why were images and objects often exaggerated or changed in expressionist art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In 19th century France, an ostracized group of painters began a movement in which everyday life was painted vibrantly and without borders. These impressionist painters began one of two major movements of this time. Less than a century later, expressionism would again challenge the way art was depicted, engaging a reactionary response from viewers. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of impressionist and expressionist movements, and their effects on the art world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students taking this quiz will be tested on the following:

  • Reasons impressionists were excluded from 19th century art establishment
  • Type of art created by Claude Monet
  • Styles of impressionist and expressionist art
  • Derivation of expressionism

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the post-Realist works of impressionists and expressionists
  • Information recall - access what you have learned about the country whose art work inspired the expressionists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of impressionist and expressionist art

Additional Learning

The lesson, The Impressionists and Expressionists of Post-Realist Art, along with this companion quiz and worksheet, meets the following objectives:

  • Explore the use of color in impressionist works
  • Identify techniques used to cause viewer reactions in expressionism
  • Explain how and why both the impressionist and expressionist movements were revolutionary