It is here that we begin to see the impressionistic influence in the painting

It is here that we begin to see the impressionistic influence in the painting

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It is here that we begin to see the impressionistic influence in the painting. Repin's technique and use of color sets it apart from other paintings and shows the painter's leaning towards impressionism. Impressionists developed a new way of looking at the subject and transferring that subject to canvas. Impressionism is, according to one source, an "attempt to accurately and objectively record visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and color" (WebMuseum). The innovative use of light was a major feature of impressionism. For this reason, most impressionists painted outdoors (Fleischer Museum). Their objective was to capture on canvas what the eye captured in an instant. They wanted to be able to capture the light and the feeling of what they saw. Many impressionistic paintings seem blurry or unfocused as they are merely impressions on canvas of what catches the painter's eye. Although Dragonfly is not as "blurry" as some true impressionistic paintings, it does lend itself to this characteristic. There
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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