Arguably one of the most famous of all artistic movements counting some of the most celebrated and instantly recognized painters in the canon of art history, Impressionism was a term first used in mocking response to Claude Monet’s evocative work, Impression, soleil levant.
A movement widely criticized in its native France, the Impressionists drew strong opposition from their traditional counterparts. Characterized by soft brushstrokes, layers of undulating color and romantic sense of light and shadow, Impressionism permeated out from the realm of visual art to influence music and literature. Artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Camille Pissaro became icons of the form and remain some of the most beloved painters of any era. Our selection of frames will help preserve and honor the Impressionist masterworks in your collection while paying homage to the style and form that defined the latter part of the 19th century.