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Impressionistic Photography

One of the more interesting and eye-catching ideas that we’ve stumbled upon recently is the idea of photo Impressionism. Impressionism was born in France in the middle of the 19th century with painters like Monet, Sisley, Morisot, and Pissarro. Traditional impressionistic paintings feature small, visible brush strokes, accurate representation of light, and the inclusion of a feeling of movement.  "[the artists] constructed their pictures from freely brushed colors that took precedence over lines and contours...They portrayed overall visual effects instead of details, and used short "broken" brush strokes of mixed and pure unmixed color—not blended smoothly or shaded, as was customary—to achieve an effect of intense color vibration.”

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