Pictorialism and Impressionism
Because pictorialism was seen as artistic photography, current
styles of art were reflected in the works of pictorialists.
This impressionist movement developed from naturalistic
painting, particularly landscape, a central feature of 19th
Century art.
In May 1874 a group of French artists
began to exhibit impressionistic
photographs at the studio in Paris. The
group continued in being for the next
twelve years, and work was exhibited
by, among others, Cezanne and Gaugin.
Robert Demachy (1859-1936), Untitled, 1906