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.
But often it is more hard to catagorise them.
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.
Recommanded citation: “Para-Impressionism: starting page. Last modified 2022/05/16. https://www.impressionism.nl/para-impressionism/ ”