Impressionism - Ideas, Concepts, Terms

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Impressionist Subject Matter

Was recognized as new and different by contemporaries because of its concern with:
Modern life
Urban life
Leisure activities
Light

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Previous Hierarchy of Painting types

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Essence

Short, thick strokes of paint quickly capture the essence of the subject, rather than its details

The play of natural light is emphasized.

Concern with working directly in front of the subject as opposed to in the studio.

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The Flaneur

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The Woman

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Themes

Interested in showing the true essence of a scene

Documents the radical change under foot within Paris