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2/16/2011 1 ART HISTORY 173 February 17, 2011 The Academy Challenged: Realism The Nineteenth Century “Age of Revolutions” The Industrial Revolution Imperialism On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Charles Darwin (1859) The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels (1848)
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2/16/2011 2 Modernism A greater consciousness of the Present, of the NOW An awareness of a constantly shifting reality brought upon by changes in European society and thinking “No era or time can be reproduced but by its own artists, by the artists living at that particular time… Each particular epoch must have its own artists, who express it and reproduce it for future ages… What has been, has been. The human spirit must work in the present, with its surroundings, building on what has already been achieved.” Gustave Courbet Letter to Young Artists 1861 Realism “Art of the Unvarnished Truth” Painting of familiar scenes and events as they actually looked. Typically it
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Unformatted text preview: involved some sort of socio-political or moral message in the depiction of ugly or commonplace subjects. “The art of painting can consist only in the representation of objects visible and tangible to the painter… Painting is a quite concrete art, and can consist of nothing but the representation of real, tangible things… No abstract, invisible, intangible object can ever be material for a painting … Show me an angel, and I’ll paint one.” Gustave Courbet Letter to Young Artists 1861 2/16/2011 3 Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers, 1849 (destroyed 1945) Gustave Courbet, A Burial at Ornans, 1849 2/16/2011 4 Jean-François Millet, The Gleaners, 1857 Ilya Repin, Bargehaulers on the Volga, 1870-73 2/16/2011 5 Winslow Homer, Prisoners from the Front, 1866 Henry Ossawa Tanner The Banjo Lesson 1893 2/16/2011 6 Édouard Manet, Olympia, 1863...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course ART 173 taught by Professor Laun during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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