The influence of the Impressionists

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The influence of the Impressionists' color theories and use of light, along with his rising  interest in Japanese prints, brought Vincent closer to his mature style as he tried a  pseudo-Pointillist approach to painting in discreet, regular, short brushstrokes in heavy  impasto and explored vibrant color, "seeking oppositions. .. to harmonize brutal  extremes. .. trying to render intense color and not a gray harmony" (L 470). By August  1886, Vincent had left Cormon's studio because of Cormon's refusal of the new color  theories and his insistence on painting plaster casts rather than live nude models.  Vincent painted atmospheric cityscapes (like  View from Vincent's Window  and  The  Roofs of Paris ) and a remarkable series of flowers in vases (like  Vase with Poppies,  Daisies, Cornflowers, and Peonies  and  Vase with Gladioli ) to discipline his discovery of 
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