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Impressionism and 'Heart of Darkness'
This paper looks at impressionism both in painting and in literature, focusing on the work 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad.
# 123277 | 2,250 words | 21 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Art (Painting) , History (General) , Literature (General)

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This essay connects impressionism in painting with impressionism in literature as exhibited by the style adopted by Joseph Conrad in his novella 'Heart of Darkness'. Aspects of literary and artistic impressionism are connected to the themes and character of the work.

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" In History of Art H W Janson argues that we can understand Impressionism as a reaction against the bleakness of industrialization and the Industrial Revolution itself largely an artifact of the political revolutions taking place under the banner of democracy in France and America. He views the work of impressionists as an illustration of man's constant search for his own identity and for meaning in human existence individual and collective. In Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness we see the influence of this impressionist ..."

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