Impressionism was not a unified agenda, but a desire to break free from the constraints of academic art, a wish to show their work outside the official exhibitions of the Paris Salon, and a passion for portraying contemporary life. Their urban landscapes, sun-dappled scenes of leisure, and views of the countryside and coast captured what the eye sees in a fleeting moment. However, after the stir-up in 1886 with Georges Seurat's painting, post-impressionism took form. Unlike the Impressionists, who sought to capture the fleeting moment, Seurat attempted to convey a sense of monumental timelessness. A great example of an impressionist artist is Claude Monet and a post-impressionist, Gauguin.