"Every age projects its own images into its art." Impressionism took place from 1870 to 1905. It is unique due to the large in shift in the area of concentration of artists. Impressionism is different from any other art period preceding it. It is especially different from realism, the artistic period that came directly before Impressionism. Realism focused on showing and revealing real life with real middle class subjects. It did not focus on abstract feelings and capturing intangible moments like impressionism does. Impressionists, however, also focus on realistic subjects, royalty and portraits are almost gone from subject matter. Nature and landscapes now dominate subject matter. Artists are obsessed with capturing fleeting moments and making their brushstrokes convey the beauty that light creates at any second. This development came after the invention of the paint tube and the increased ability of artists to leave their studios to find inspiration and create great works. All of these conditions and ideologies led to a different style of painting. Paintings were now made with thick, fast, imprecise brush strokes rather than perfectly detailed pieces that looked like photographs. The name "Impressionism" came from a joke a review made about a painting done by Claude Monet.