Impression, Sunrise (French: Impression, soleil levant) is a painting by Claude Monet first shown at what would become known as the “Exhibition of the Impressionists” in Paris in April, 1874. The painting is credited with inspiring the name of the Impressionist movement.
Monet’s Impression: Sunrise typified this and the notion behind the name was that the painting was concerned with giving an ‘impression’ of the landscape of Le Havre and not an accurate description of it. Monet confirmed such a belief when he noted about that the painting: “really could not pass as a view of Le Havre”.
Monet’s paintings consist of nine colors. They are lead white (titanium white), chrome yellow (bright yellow-orange), cadmium yellow, viridian green, emerald green, French ultramarine, cobalt blue, madder red (crimson), and vermilion.