He was one of the earliest defenders of the Impressionist painters.
Thus it results that Japanese poems are, for the most part, impressionist; they suggest a great deal more than they actually express.
P. Oliveira Martins (2 vols., 4th ed., Lisbon, 1901), is a series of brilliant impressionist studies.
Such pictures partake largely of the impressionist character, but they attain much beauty in the hands of the Japanese artist with his extensive repertoire of suggestive symbols.
He subsequently fell under the spell of the rising impressionist movement and threw in his lot with Monet and his friends, who were at that time the butt of public ridicule.
Pissarro is represented in the Caillebotte room at the Luxembourg, and in almost every collection of impressionist paintings.
By all means let universal characterization be attempted - we are about to attempt one here, though well aware of the difficulty in the present state of our knowledge - but they must at least model themselves on the composite photograph rather than the impressionist sketch.