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    Re: Impressionism began at 7:35 a.m. on Nov. 13, 1872
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2015 Apr 10, 15:42 -0400

    On 4/10/2015 2:51 PM, Bob Goethe wrote:
    >   "The war artist or combat artist captures instantaneous action and
    > conflates earlier moments of the same scene within one compelling image.
    > Artists are unlike the objective camera lens, which records only a
    > single instant and no more.^"
    Objective camera lens? Not after Photoshop. After the development of
    western perspective (think camera obscura and Mon Lisa) painters were
    like the Photoshop of old. The best were at least fantastic
    illustrators, initially relegated to religious themes. Full frontal
    nudity? No problem. How many angels and cherubs were available as life
    models? (Google "The Birth of Venus" by Botticelli or "Venus and Adonis"
    by Natorie plus other Venus/cherub themes.)
    The impressionist were also schooled as capable photo-realistic
    painters. Van Gogh painted portraits (perhaps to enhance the income not
    secured from his wealth brother.) Would he cross the line and add an
    out-of-place Big Dipper to a painting? I dunno, he was crazy enough to
    cut off his own ear....

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