Surroundings

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Surroundings

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The Impressionists didn’t live on an island. We will give short information about their surroundings. Here below you’ll find the items you can link to.

  • Other exhibitions: To make a living as painter you had to exhibit your works. The Salon was the most important way to do so. The ‘impressionist’ expositions were an alternative try. What other possibilities did they have?
  • Art dealers: To promote their works art-dealers were important. Durand-Ruel was the main promoter of the impressionists.
  • Art collectors: The most important (early) buyers of impressionist paintings.
  • Art critics: Positive critics were necessary for the promotion of their works. Several critics belonged to the impressionist circles.
  • Art movements: Impressionism is influenced by other art movements and later on has influenced other art movements.
  • Art events: mainly from 1850-1900
  • Social and political developments: mainly from 1850-1900