Impressionism 1870-1880

Impressionism 1870-1880

The 1870s saw the peak of Impressionism, both ads a coherent group movement and as a painting style. During that decade, artists divided their time between landscape painting and studies of Parisian life. The gentle rural landscape along the Seine valley between Paris and Normandy formed the main source of inspiration for Monet, Sisley and Pissarro. Renoir, who regularly worked beside Monet during the first half of the decade, also painted many scenes of interiors, figures and city subjects. Monet and Renoir were joined in Argenteuil by Manet in 1874.
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