Developing in Paris in the 1860s, Impressionists aimed to capture the momentary, sensory effect of a scene. To achieve this effect, many Impressionist artists painted 'en plein air'. Many critics faulted Impressionist paintings for their unfinished appearance and amateurish quality. 

Manet liked the atmosphere of cafe's and brasseries and often sat in them for relaxation after working.
In this impression, Sisley sifts nature through the filter of visual sensation through the silvery mist which blurs the forms.
This piece has an beautiful tranquility and is a true epitome of what a perfect day in spring time should feel like,blissful and contained in harmony
A glitter of sun reflecting the movements of the water, the boats partly truncated to convey a sense of the passing movement, and the individual details toned down in favour of the overall picture.
'The Cage' demonstrates Morisot's ability to give a painting the same unstudied appearance as a watercolour.
Monet had a pond made, planted with waterlillies in Giverny and repeatedly turned to this landscape to capture every observation, impression and reflection of flowers on water.
Degas was fascinated by the world of ballet and captures the fleeting nature of the movements with rapid pastel strokes.
This work is Van Gogh's interpretation from his view in a mental hospital which he depicted in several versions with varying conditions of weather and light.
"People call me the painter of dancing girls"- Degas
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