Impressionism is an art movement, representatives of which by fixing their fleeting impressions strived at a natural depiction of the world in all its movement and changeability. It originated within a group of Paris-based painters in the end of 1860. Painters, among whom Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir established a systematic approach to plein air painting, creating on their canvases a feeling of the sparkling day light, the richness of nature colours, some kind of dilution of form in vibrations of light and air. The separation of colours, laid on canvas with different strokes with no mixing, tinged shades and reflexes made the pictures very bright and touching. Modern impressionism is a very popular movement in the world art stage, including Russia, which has always had intimate relationships with the style – just look at the amount of masterpieces in collections of Russian museums. Modern impressionists carry on developing the style and basic principles of impressionism in pictorial art. No modern technology has enough power to outweigh the ability and desire of people to touch upon the beauty of the world, which can be so amazingly translated by impressionists. In the ArtRussia Gallery you can always purchase paintings created by the best Russian impressionists of today.