Impressionism first appeared in France around the late nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries. The works of this era can be contributed to a group of artists who shared techniques and ideas. The mos prominent characteristic of impressionism is that it attempted to accurately and objectively record psychical reality by using techniques such as light and color. In 1874, a group of artist formed a club and organized exhibits in Paris that popularized Impressionism. A key feature in many impressionist paintings were short, broken brushstrokes that did not convey form, and pure unblended colors, and the empathizes on the affect of light. Popular images for impressionist were of rural and suburban scenes.