HUM 2230 Notes 6-4 - V. Realism in the Visual Arts 1. Goya,...

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HUM 2230 Notes 6/4 IV. Realism in Literature: 1. Dickens, Old Curiosity Shop 1840 (1114): Historical Novel (historical fiction). The description (criticism?) f oppressive living conditions as ‘realism’ of hellish factory towns in industrial England 2. Kate Chopin, “The Awakening” (1231): described the liberated feelings associated with female independence from male dominant society. Death = freedom? 3. Henrik Isben, “A Doll’s House” (1286) (1879): heroine liberates herself from marriage and motherhood to discover her :true self”. Critical of society where women are forced to deny their natural self in order to find economic and social shelter by men.
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Unformatted text preview: V. Realism in the Visual Arts 1. Goya, The Family of Charles IV (1101): plain, unflattering portayal of the royal family. Unimpressive? 2. Goya, Saturn Devouring His Children (1102): the abuse of power by nobility? The brutality of civilization? 3. Daumier, The Third-Class Carriage (1135) lower-class railway transit. No window glass, unpadded seats = unfair treatment of poor? 4. Manet, Olympia (1165): a courtesan used in classical pose. Use of white sheets as irony to condemn upper class imorality. Black servant as criticism of class inequalities? C/c Titian, Venus of Urbino...
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