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The term “Impressionists” quickly gained favour with the public. It was also accepted by the artists themselves, even though they were a diverse group in style and temperament, unified primarily by their spirit of independence and rebellion. They exhibited together- albeit with shifting membership- eight times between 1874 and 1886. Monet, Sisley, Morisot, and Pissarro may be considered the “purest” Impressionists, in their consistent pursuit of an art of spontaneity, sunlight, and colour. Degas rejected much of this, as he believed in the primacy of drawing over colour and belittled the practice of painting outdoors. Renoir turned against Impressionism for a time in the 1880s, and never entirely regained his commitment to its ideas. Édouard Manet, despite his role as a leader to the group, never abandoned his liberal use of black as a colour, and never participated in the Impressionist exhibitions. He continued to submit his works to the Salon, where his Spanish Singer had won a 2nd class medal in 1861, and he urged the others to do likewise, arguing that “the Salon is the real field of battle” where a reputation could be made.
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 1)Impressionists were an odd bunch with artists of all extremities forming the group. Proponents of impressionism often drifted away from it. Monet, Sisley, Morisot, Renoir and Pissarro were considered the purest impressionists.
 2)Purest impressionists were Manet, Sisley, Morisot, Renoir and Pissarro. They were famous for their spirit of independence and rebellion. They were consistently in pursuit of an art of spontaneity, sunlight, and colour.
 3)Impressionists were a diverse group united by their spirit of independence and rebellion. There were those who displayed the consistent pursuit of an art of spontaneity, sunlight, and colour. But some former proponents turned against impressionism.
 4)Pure impressionists were the only true impressionists. Their spirit of independence and rebellion set them apart from other artists. Their constant pursuit of spontaneity, sunlight, and colour set them apart in spite of criticism.
 5)Impressionists became popular with the masses because of their spirit of independence and rebellion. In the face of criticism from its proponents, impressionists were consistent in their pursuit of an art of spontaneity, sunlight, and colour.  

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