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Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

Jesse Matz


Impressionism captured the world's imagination in the late nineteenth century and remains with us today. Portraying the dynamic effects of modernity, impressionist artists revolutionized the arts and the wider culture. Impressionism transformed the very pattern of reality, introducing new ways to look at and think about the world and our experience of it. Its legacy has been felt in many major contributions to popular and high culture, from cubism and early cinema to the works of Zadie Smith and W. G. Sebald, from advertisements for Pepsi to the observations of Oliver Sacks and Malcolm Gladwel ... More

Keywords: Impressionism, Modernity, Cubism, Cinema, Film, Literature, Art, Advertising, Memoir, Psychology, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231164061
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231164061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesse Matz, author
Kenyon College