, the term has been extended to literature, as the fiction of Stephen Crane and Virginia
Woolf and imagist poetry, and to music, as by Debussy and Ravel, which seeks to render
impressions and moods by various characteristic devices
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Word origin of 'impressionism'< Fr impressionisme, coined (1874) by Louis Leroy, Fr art critic, in adverse reaction to a Monet painting
entitled “Impression, sunrise”