"Every age projects its own image in the arts". The artistic periods of Impressionism and Post Impressionism occurred during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These periods were inspired by the drastic social changes occurring, which is well reflected in the art. Impressionism was characterized by the focus of feeling, the experimentation with light and color, and especially the breaking away of classical artistic scenes. Post Impressionism was more characterized by its dream like landscapes and focus on the wild imagination.