Realism - 19th Century Realism Realism in the visual arts...

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19th Century Realism Realism in the visual arts and literature aims to depict social objective reality, without embellishment or interpretation. It implies a belief in objectivity, independent of linguistic and political practices and beliefs. The role of the artist is to represents this 'reality' faithfully. Literature as a “mirror” of society
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Realism As artistic movement, realism began in France in the 1850s. Realism reacted against romanticism, Against the subjectivism, the originality of genius, beauty, and the emotions of the romantic movement
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Realism Method : Truth and accuracy of representation, the transparency of medium; New subject matter : the panoramic view of different aspects of social reality; everyday, ordinary life, primarily among the middle or lower class society; the social conditions of working people, evils of the Industrial Revolution and Commercial Revolutions (Dickens, Hard
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Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers , 1849-50.
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Gustave Courbet, The Stone Breakers , 1849-50. The men breaking the stones are ordinary road workers, presented almost life-size.
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