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Many sources on Impressionism oppose their painting style to Neo-Classicism.

But it is far more interesting to compare them with the Pre-Impressionists.

It is even more interesting to compare them with artists who painted and exhibited and the same time as the ‘impressionists’.

I call these artists para-impressionists.

Sometimes these artists can be catagorised in art-movements like Realism and Naturalism.

But often it is more hard to catagorise them.

More in special I will render a page to Courbet and Manet, who both were admired by the ‘impressionists’.

Comparing the painting style of the para-impressionists with the impressionist painting style, helps us to define the impressionist painting style more than to compare it with Neo-Classicism.



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