The Easel

How the Impressionists found a new way of capturing the remarkable in everyday life

The Impressionist exhibition at the National Gallery in London has been referenced previously. Here is an entirely different perspective, one that focuses on tell-tale details in the paintings that illustrate what the impressionists were really about. “In the contemporary popular mind the impressionists are primarily thought to be pretty – the painterly equivalent of easy listening. Which is a big mistake.”