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Realism Barbizon Early Impressionism Later Impressionism Alternatives to Impressionism Postimpressionism

Some contemporaries of the impressionists took a less radical approach in their depictions of modern life. They admired aspects of impressionism, but in general preferred to remain safely within the aegis of the Academy and Salon. They mixed salient impressionist characteristics such as a brighter palette with traditional academic compositions and methods and avoided the radicalism and rhetoric associated with impressionism. Henri Fantin-Latour's lush Still Life, Antoine Vollon's suave Mound of Butter, and the opulent clutter of James Jacques Joseph Tissot's highly-finished Hide and Seek are examples of this middle of the road approach.

James Jacques Joseph Tissot  
Hide and Seek