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Musée d'Orsay (Paris)

The fall of the Ancien Régime and the pre-eminence of the bourgeoisie in the 19th century will confirm the artistic trends emerging from the 17th century, embodied in the opposition of realism and academism.

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The Impressionist revolution, which emerged in France during the 19th century, marks a profound shift in the trajectory of Western art. Following painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas, the Impressionists rebel against the rigid conventions of academic painting and seek to capture fleeting moments of modern life with freshness and immediacy.

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