Essay: The Impressionists - Seeing things differently

In 500 words, explain the following with particular reference to the artist you chose to study in depth:

  • In what ways were the Impressionists different from other artists of the time?
  • What are the main themes they explore?
  • Why were they seen as radical? How are they seen now? Why has opinion changed?
  • Some consider Impressionism too shallow and hackneyed these days. What is your personal opinion and why?