Impressionism - Ideas, Concepts, Terms
Impressionist Subject Matter
Was recognized as new and different by contemporaries because of its
Previous Hierarchy of Painting types
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.
Interested in showing the true essence of a scene
Documents the radical change under foot within Paris