Matisse pioneered a revolutionary use of color, refusing to accept that color must reflect the real world. Matisse moved around the wheel, using jarring colors to quickly become a ‘bad boy’ of French art.
The Russian Impressionist movement included a number of artists who received little recognition in the Western world. Two such artists, Igor Grabar and Abram Arkhipov, are excellent representives of the two schools of the movement.
During Raphael’s apprenticeship in Florence he had the opportunity to see Leonardo work on the Mona Lisa. This exposure influenced Raphael's work, making it more dynamic and complex.