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The Art of Impressionism: Is progress dependent upon breaking established thought patterns?
Date: 11/25/2017 1:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Sandy McKeown
Synopsis: Impressionism is a French art movement that emerged in the late nineteenth century. Its influence spread throughout Europe and eventually the United States. It came from the disagreement and reaction of some artists against the classical themes and artistic formulas imposed by the French Academy of Fine Arts, and sponsored by the official Paris Salon exhibitions. At the time, science began to realize that what is perceived by the eye and what the brain understands are two different things. The Impressionists sought to capture the former. What do you and Masons think about the principles of Impressionism? Is thinking 'out of the box', like the Impressionism time, nothing but a revolutionary idea, or is it fundamental for innovation and social rebirth?

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstien
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