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'Impressionism' was the name given to a certain form of observation when Monet, not content with using his eyes to see what things were or what they looked like as everybody had done before him, turned his attention to noting what took place on his own retina (as an oculist would test his own vision).

John Singer Sargent

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Author Profession: Artist
Nationality: American Quotes
Born: January 12, 1856
Died: April 14, 1925

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