ARH chapter 25 essay.docx - Alex Grima April-3-2018 ARH2051 Chapter 25 The Age Of Positivism Realism Impressionism and the Pre-Raphaelites The realist

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Alex Grima April-3-2018 ARH2051 Chapter 25- The Age Of Positivism: Realism, Impressionism, and the Pre-Raphaelites The realist movements in France and America are movements of art that occurred mainly in France in the mid-1800s. Realism creates scenes of humble life and criticism of social conditions. The French realist movement created a political style that was linked to the Revolution of 1848 at which supremacy of the aristocracy was challenged and the French peasantry was championed. The influence of realism spread throughout Europe, talented Americans artists arrived in France in the mid nineteenth. Realists rejected Romanticism which dominated French literature and art since the 18 th century. Gustave Courbet was one of the most famous members of the realist school. He painted only things that he saw. Realism was coined towards a reaction to one of his paintings. All of his art represented everyday life. Gustave Courbet was a self-proclaimed leader of the group. His naturalistic Burial at Ornanas had been criticized because the way the painting was created. Winslow Homer was an American
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  • Summer '19
  • Impressionism, History of painting, Gustave Courbet, Édouard Manet, Winslow Homer, French realist movement

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