The contemporaneous development and flourishing of Realism

The contemporaneous development and flourishing of Realism...

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The contemporaneous development and flourishing of Realism, Impressionism, and  early photography in the 1870's ushered in a new rift between the dominant social  structure of the times and the radical avant- garde art world. In terms of the plastic arts  (i.e. painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, etc.–non-performative arts in  physically tangible materials), the roots of modernism lie in the mid-to-late 18th century,  when scientism and romanticism overrode Rococo decadence in favor of sobriety and  sincerity in painting and sculpture. The French Revolution provided the impetus for  avant-garde culture–with the dropout of traditional academic artistic authority, the  absolute command and stabilizing (and often stagnating) control that art academies  held over the art market gradually dissipated, and the individual artist was presented the  option (and sometimes the necessity) of fending for him/herself. The modern archetype 
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