Acceptance did not come easy for the impressionists. They rejected the strict techniques and conservative themes preferred by the Académie des Beaux-Arts, and instead favored plein-air landscapes, domestic scenes, natural light, and unbridled colors and brushstrokes. Their movement became defined by its vivacity and emphasis on ephemeral beauty. Calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper. Measures 6.5 x 7 in.