Impressionism; compares and contrasts the style of Monet and Cezanne

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A new work on impressionism can¡¯t claim to throw new light on a subject, which has been repeatedly and thoroughly discussed and written about. Attitudes toward and ideas about art, like everything else, undergo changes, modifications, and shifts of emphasis. Today, we look upon the impressionists not only as revolutionaries who defied the academic traditions of their age, not only as the successors of Delacroix, Courbet, and Corot, but also as the prophets and …

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…imaginary mirror-like level onto which, in the act of vision, we conventionally project thing.¡± Read points our how Cezanne was continually projecting ¡°a metaphysical conception of painting; a nation that there existed in the sense-data of the painter a ¡°real¡± vision independent of the intellect and beyond, at the back of , the emotions¡± (Stieglitz 160) Works Cited Francois Mathey The Impressionists Fredrick A. Praeger Publishers New York 1961 America and Alfred Stleglitz The Literary Guild New York