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Monday, November 05, 2012
At Musee d’Orsay, I’ve gained a new perspective of impressionistic
paintings. Impressionistic paintings are not exactly impressive, but
they are definitely unique and mark the beginning of a new era in art.
Unlike conventional artworks, impressionistic paintings do not emphasize
on the outlines of the subject matter, the emphasis is placed on colors
instead. Most figures do not have defining lines, but stand out from
one another due to color contrasts and the techniques of application of
paint. Impressionists do not look into details, but they have a play
with brushstrokes and paint. Although it seems like much less effort is
taken to complete an impressionistic painting, it is remarkable how
impressionism successfully achieved what photography could not.