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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.


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.