It is difficult to determine who first called the young artists Impressionists, but the new name became popular. Unfortunately, at that time it was of more shade of scandal or scorn. At first, popular Impressionist paintings did not enjoy much popularity as they differed from the usual painting. But this fact could not make novators abandon impressionism and paint goody-goody pictures to please the public.
The Impressionists were against the conventions of classicism, romanticism and academic art, claimed the beauty of everyday reality, simple, democratic motives, sought live authenticity of the image, trying to catch the "impression" of what the eye sees at a particular moment.