Impression, sunrise
Claude Monet 1840-1926
Impression, sunrise
Completion Date: 1873

When Impression, Sunrise hung at its first exhibition in 1874, art critic Louis Leroy derisively used the term "Impressionistic" from the title of this painting, to describe Monet's works. This term was quickly adopted by what were soon to be known as the Impressionist painters, and the exhibition which included other works by Impressionist artists, was from then on referred to as the "Impressionist Exhibition." This painting was later stolen in 1985 from the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, but was recovered undamaged in 1990, and was put back on display at the museum in 1991.
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