"When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit."
The pursuit of things in an ideal form. In philosophy, any of several theories (principally of Berkeley, Hegel, and Kant), which hold that reality has no objective existence but is produced in some way by the mind.
The collective term for several graphic processes in which prints are made from ink trapped in the grooves in an incised metal plate. Etchings and engravings are the most typical examples. It may also refer to imagery incised on gems or hardstones, seals, and dies for coins, or to an object decorated in this way, which when pressed or stamped into a soft substance, produces a positive relief in that substance.
A major 19th century art movement which aimed to record only the "impression" of a scene with a strong concern for light and its interaction on common everyday subjects. It is also characterized by indistinct outlines and by small brushstrokes of different colors, which the eye blends at a distance.