The Academie valued’ realism’ in paintings, that stressed very carefully finished realistic looking pictures, typically with subdued different colors (which were diverse and’ blended’ quite that’ pure’), and of style that is traditional and content. The paintings were frequently performed in studios, as well as the conventional subjects for them included historical, religious, and portraits scenes. They had been made up of brush strokes which were very carefully laid down in a fashion so that the single strokes couldn’t be discerned in the completed work.
They stressed open structure of scenes from everyday life, instead of the standard subjects preferred by the Academie, and usually painted outdoors, instead of in a studio. They had been built in such a manner that the pictures in them had been defined more from the colors of theirs (which tended to be unmixed and pure, rather compared to ) that is blended, compared to from clearly defined lines and contours. Frequently they’d unusual visual perspectives, stressed the practical depiction of lighting in a scene (sometimes showing the effects of its over time), as well as composed videos in a means that gave the suggestion which they were in motion.
8 such exhibitions had been held, from 1874 to 1886.