Embracing Impressionism: Thoughts on Abzu
When they first appeared on the scene in the 19th century, the Impressionists hardly received a warm welcome from the artistic institutions of their day. Their work was, supposedly, unfinished- you could see individual brush strokes, and the art wasn't focused on great historical moments and figures, but on everyday life and landscapes, with a focus on color and light. Indeed, the Impressionists were so named because their work seemed to offer a mere impression of the things depicted-the footprint but not the foot. The Impressionists and the public embraced their name, pejorative as it was meant to be- today, to describe a work as...