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Unformatted text preview: Realism: Courbet 08/03/2008 13:54:00 QuickTime š and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. The Burial at Ornans, 1849 Funeral of great uncle of Courbet Commemoration of victory of progressive forces Hoped to be democratic art of the people To create art of people, looked to inspiration from popular art (prints from local newspapers, illustrations from documenting the ridicule of certain events/people, etc), including print showing Funeral of Napoleon Looked to popular art, so figures are rigid and continuous; one interpretation is that denies El Greco The Burial of Count Orgaz which is very religious in its two zones of heavenly ascent; Courbets painting criticized because paints peasants not idealized with crude technique, but also doesnt look like traditional religious painting, almost looks sacrilegious Courbet emphasizes horizontal people; horizontal landscape; only representing the earthly world, leaves out upper realm of supernatural; only concerned with documenting event of community QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Stonebreakers , 1849 Didnt cause same sensation as Burial at Ornans , but still ridiculed by conservative art critics and newspapers Needed to paint because image of great misery; shows realism of humanity; both men in rags and struggling; this is how you start and this is how you end in life Painters for too long have produced an ideal artMust Proletariaze art, portrayed middle class, but still threatened them because seemed to be communistic and sot...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ART 2600 taught by Professor Bernstock, j during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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