In all practical purposes, the impressionism movement was an energetic revolt against the simple and traditional styles of painting. The artists have started to deny the tastes of consensus; they preferred the freedom of expression over traditional ideas. The impressionist artists are known by their adherence to two main principles. Under impressionism style of painting, an artist searches for the general impression of a scene. It may be celebration of a season or play of sunlight falling on the land. Secondly, the impressionist paintings would be finished in one session.
When the sun lets the flow of liquid gold on the face of earth, in the early morning slot, an artist would crave to record that event on the pages of a canvas. These artists would generally go outdoor and execute their skill. They would try capturing the natural colours for uploading them on canvases. Major attracting aspect of impressionist art is the use of unmixed colours. They would use the primary colours, applying them with small brush-strokes. These strokes carry the feel of scene and energy of the environment.
Here are some articles narrating different aspects of the impressionism.
Alla prima is “direct painting”; we can say that it is “wet on wet” oil painting. The word ‘Alla Prima’ literally means ‘at first’, if we look at the Italian dictionary for reference. While painting alla prima, an artist completes entire painting in one or two sessions, and does not wait for drying of the paint layers. It is almost like wet-in-wet technique as in watercolour.