Details: Considering the enormous popularity Impressionist art enjoys today, and considering the major influence it has had on numerous subsequent artistic movements, it is hard to imagine a time when it was looked upon with almost universal disdain. But it was indeed so when an early group of French Impressionists held their first independent show in 1874. Critics, appalled at the short, spontaneous brush strokes and gratuitously bright colors, called the likes of Monet, Pissaro, Renoir, and Degas lunatics. But thankfully these masters pushed forward, and stood firm behind their works. Those who love the Impressionists are sure to enjoy this striking wall calendar. The works featured in this calendar are from, and produced in cooperation with The National Gallery, London. This calendar is a gallery of the classics of Impressionist paintings from its extensive art collection.