Theme: Impressionism, the Paintings done with Spontaneous, broken, and skipping Brushwork. The Paintings done using full Totanl values and every hue of the colours. Claude Monet (1840-1926), is the name that had epitomized the movement of impressionism in the art of painting. He had not only initiated that branch of painting, but also had pushed it further. He did it better than any other painters of his time. Woman with Parasol, study -by Claude Monet (Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The impressionism is not only the painting in the open air. On the part of the impressionist artists, the element that made their work so beautiful was in the determination to paint the reality before the eyes.