Rejection of the establishment (the Paris Salon, with its rigid interpretation of fine art) united a group of artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Together, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and others became known as the impressionists, for their loose, broken brushstrokes and emphasis on casual moments. Their subject matter was modern, their colors bright, their compositions seemingly candid—a breath of fresh air compared with prevailing standards. Devoid of pomp, impressionist paintings belied the difficulty of their creation. The artists often painted in plein air, pursuing light and its mercilessly fleeting effects.
The twelve works in this calendar survey the finest of the impressionist movement, showcasing the stylistic range of these avant-garde artists.
Each monthly grid has the previous and next month views and observes major public and culturally significant international holidays and lunar phases. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Dimensions: 12 x 13 inches; Opens to 12 x 26 inches