RPGFan: Began in the late 19th century, the Impressionist art movement was a style that didn't follow traditional rules. It emphasized the feeling of a work of art over its resemblance to reality. The artists who embraced the techniques of Impressionism – Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne and many others - would apply daubs of differently-colored paint side by side with little mixing. What this achieved was artwork that didn't try to recreate the details present in real life or other art at the time. Instead, these artists left us with works that, through their amalgamated use of vibrant colors, allowed us to see the essence of The Cliff at Étretat, or the soul of a Woman with a Parasol.