Impresiones urbanas

Impressionism is an urban art, and not only because it discovers the landscape quality of the city and brings painting back from the country into the town, but because it sees the world through the eyes of the townsman and reacts to external impressions with the overstrained nerves of modern technical man. It is an urban style, because it describes the changeability, the nervous rhythm, the sudden, sharp but always ephemeral impressions of city life. And precisely as such, it implies an enormous expansion of sensual perception, a new sharpening of sensibility, a new irratability, and, with the Gothic and romanticism, it signifies one of th emost important turning points in the history of Western Art.

— Arnold Hauser en “The Social History of Art”, citado en un libro  llamado The Urban Condition, que pueden leer por completo en Google Books.

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