Disrupters were not invented in 2017! The Impressionists were the most annoying disrupters of their time, way back in 1874. They were called “a bunch of lunatics and a woman” who couldn’t draw or use a brush properly, whose colors were “aberrations”, whose work was less finished than “wallpaper in its embryonic state”, and the most incendiary label thrown at them was “Impressionists”. They painted their initial reactions to the real landscapes and people around them (not the rich people), in gardens and parks, on rivers and boulevards, bars and dance halls, in front of bridges, cathedrals, and haystacks. This was not the way art was supposed to be! Let’s discuss their paintings – colors, balance and composition, and see what influenced them in their work.