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 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 square wall calendar. Classic square format. Updated style. Our square 18-month wall calendars include 13 stunning images and even clearer grids and text. Each of these 12" x 12" calendars features an opening spread with a beautiful six-month (July-December 2017) calendar to plan the last six months of the year and rev up for 2018. Filled with an abundance of holidays, each month’s grid is large enough for daily tasks and appointments.