Rejection of the establishment (the Paris Salon, with its rigid interpretation of fine art) united a group of artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Together, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and others became known as the impressionists, for their loose, broken brushstrokes and emphasis on casual moments. Their subject matter was modern, their colors bright, their compositions seemingly candid—a breath of fresh air compared with prevailing standards. Devoid of pomp, impressionist paintings belied the difficulty of their creation. The artists often painted in plein air, pursuing light and its mercilessly fleeting effects.The twelve works in this calendar survey the finest of the impressionist movement, showcasing the stylistic range of these avant-garde artists.All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.FSC license code FSC N001864.