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Realism, which developed around midcentury in France, and, believes in everyday visible and realsights, was greatly influenced by this technological advancement. Some of the traditional painterswere rejoiced at the opportunity of being able to see what “real” images looked like, and how torepresent them on their canvas.Impressionism, the camera was one of the key forces behind this movement, which startedprevailing from around 1860's. The capability of a camera to capture the instant and nebulousexpressions/impressions of a scene in a single moment, forced the artists, painters in particular, todwell upon this aspect of imagery.RE: Realism andImpressionismProfessor Clarke-Peterson 8/4/2015 9:56:45 PM
8/7/15, 1:33 PMTopic Print ViewPage 9 of 14(NEXT(b08f9b5f392946e1876cd2…r=Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseClass, Brian is onto something here...In the context of looking at the development of Impressionism, I'd like you all totry and think like a painter for a moment. Last week you learned about the'elements' of art - the nuts and bolts of how to communicate visually (in a verybrief sense). After one has mastered those techniques (many who are notinvolved in art mistakenly believe that these things are a gift from the sky, but itreally is a 'skill' that is learned and honed like any other), can you imagine paintingas realistically as possible over and over again for the entirety of your career? In the Renaissance, we looked at several fantastic painters who were both artistsand scientists. In this case the scientific mind was, for the first time in history,figuring out how to represent the 3 dimensional world (what we see in depth ofspace) convincingly on a 2 dimensional plane (a canvas). It does actually comedown to a formulaic system of geometry and scale – a perfect thing for thescientific mind to explore! Once that was nailed down, artists continued to work inthis manner for several hundred years. The invention of the camera gave humanitya means of capturing the world on a 2 dimensional plane very quickly and veryaccurately. Now here is where I want you all to imagine…if you were a creative individual andhad been working with the goal of repeatedly achieving this formulaic system as ameans of measuring success, would you be afraid of the camera and itsmechanized ability to achieve that goal – and paint even more realistically like theRealists, or would experience a sense of freedom to explore other aspects of yourcraft and redefine your goals – like the Impressionists?RE: RealismandImpressionismDavid VanBeuge 8/5/2015 5:55:25 AMFor me personally if I were a painter I would refrain from using the camera. Ifthat is your skill and what provides your income then I would feel slighted, sincein a way it is taking away from your job. But on the other hand, it also allows fora different type of art to form, it would really depend on how that person felttowards it. Some people might have been in favor of it as some might have been