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Did the impressionists make 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' popular? I saw a youtube video that claims this but I'm not sure if its true.. I looked up impressionism movements and I couldnt find any source that states they were all for subjectivity...

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    Without some clarity on the terms, it is going to be very difficult to frame or select an authoritative answer. First step would be to provide links for everything you reference (for example, if you don't provide a link to the youtube video, then we're just throwing darts in the dark while blindfolded. Also a good idea to explain why the wikipedia pages didn't help you. Are you looking to understand the popularity of impressionism? or the role of subjectivity in impressionism? – Mark C. Wallace Jan 17 at 9:30
  • @MarkC.Wallace - The thing is, art history tends to work in squishy terms like this, and I'm not sure there's much of a way around that. Hopefully we have some resident art historians (vs. me, who just took a single class in it). – T.E.D. Jan 17 at 14:49
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    Backing up part of Mark's comment: Can you perhaps find and link the video? That might help demonstrate that this claim is A Thing. It might also give folks not familiar with the term some context for what was meant by "subjectivity" here. Check your Youtube history if you need to. You'll find most SE network sites will ask for a link for "I heard somewhere that ..." questions. – T.E.D. Jan 17 at 14:51
  • Unfortunately "squishy" is another word for "bad fit for H:SE". If we can't agree on the terms in the question, then we can't agree on the authoritative answer. I want to help @Vanessa, but I just don't think there is enough research in the question to permit an answer. On the other hand, my ignorance about art history is near limitless, so I'll wait and see if i can learn something. – Mark C. Wallace Jan 17 at 17:47

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