Definition of impressionist:
- artistic style (part of speech: adjective)
The varying shades of green and blue, mingled with harmonious tints of yellow, produce a scene for the impressionist, while the effect is enhanced by the streams and canals which wind in and out with many a turn and twist, apparently for the sole purpose of adding to the attraction of this quaint and unique locality.- "Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera", Charles M. Taylor, Jr..
- "Preaching and Paganism", Albert Parker Fitch.
A writer of a different sort, an impressionist who is aware of the effect of a scene rather than of the scene itself, proceeds inevitably after another fashion; if he attempted Balzac's method he would have to feel his way tentatively, adding fact to fact, and his account would consist of that mechanical sum of details which makes no image.- "The Craft of Fiction", Percy Lubbock.