The impressionist style developed in Europe in the late 19th century. It aimed to capture the movement of light on a scene. The aesthetic is evident in James Nairn’s 1894 painting 'Wellington Harbour'. The visible brushstrokes highlight the glistening afternoon sun on the moving sea.
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