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Moves in RP introduction Exercise This is an introduction of a RP adapted from a paper John wrote for a History of Art seminar he audited on Nineteenth-Century Realism. Read it and answer the questions which follow. Thomas Eakins and the “Marsh” Pictures (1) Thomas Eakins (1884-1916) is now recognized as one of the greatest American painters, alongside Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Jackson Pollock. (2) Over the last thirty years, there have been many studies of his life and work 1 , and in 2002 there was a major exhibition devoted entirely to his art in his home city of Philadelphia. (3) His best-known pictures include a number of rowing and sailing scenes, several domestic interiors, the two large canvasses showing the surgeons Gross and Agnew at work in the operating theater, and a long series of portraits, including several of his wife, Susan McDowell. (4) The non-portraits are distinguished by compositional brilliance and attention to detail, while the portraits—most of which come from his later period—are thought to show deep insight into character or “psychological realism” 2 . (5) In many ways, Eakins was a modern late nineteenth century figure since he was interested in
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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