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Not Sure where to start? Geoffrey Ansel Agrons is an American photographer fascinated by the interaction between humans and nature. Afterwords The River Ouse Behind Her House (2010) is a hauntingly beautiful image where the murky water conveys an eerie stillness, while the streaking clouds appear frozen in their path.
Impressionism was an art movement developed by Claude Monet and other Paris-based artists in the early 1960s. The movement was characterised by a desire to paint outdoors – en plein air- rather than in the studio. In the studio meticulous planning and studies were used to create a painting, whereas outdoors, artists were able to capture the subject with a sense of immediacy.
Many impressionists became fascinated with painting natural landscapes and capturing the transient and momentary effect of changing light.
To capture these fleeting moments, paint strokes became rapid and loose, broken into separate dabs, rather than being blended together for realistic representations.
The desire to capture the everchanging landscape has since then been translated into the art of photography. In a way, the ability to capture a single moment with a click of a button was what the Impressionists were aiming to do with paint.