To deepen your response to a painting beyond the level of subject recognition, it is vital to gain an understanding of the expressive content. The visual form of a painting is what provides its unique flavor. A painting without expressive content would be as aptly communicated through a textual narrative.
Many factors shape how something is communicated through a painting. Here we will investigate two areas that have influenced the expressive nature of the Impressionist paintings in the Fleischer collection. Influences unique to each artist, such as where an artist trained, lived, and painted, are highlighted in the Fleischer Cyber Gallery.