10-29-07 - Courbet, The Stonebreakers Realism is...

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Courbet, The Stonebreakers Realism is contemporary subjects combined with Left of center, rather than right, or even center Social problems could be solved with scientific methods Could construct a golden age of humanity Realism aims to give a truthful, and impartial representation of the real world based on meticulous observation of everyday life Event from everyday life Claims to paint the facts as he sees the directly Indirect social critique The only subject suitable for painting is now, cannot paint the past because you weren’t there Painting represent subject as if they are seeing it just at that moment o Should not look posed or staged Gets rid of the “pregnant moment” Don’t come together in opposition, parallel each other o Do not interact o Faces turned away More immediate, more real than istoria Emphasis on temporal unit accompanies reduction of moral/ psychological/ traditional values o Does not represent bigger narrative that one can use to understand one’s
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10-29-07 - Courbet, The Stonebreakers Realism is...

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