Presentation on theme: "Realism in the Visual Arts 1830 - 1870. Characteristics Response to Industrial Revolution Depict a real scene with journalistic detail Workers/ordinary."— Presentation transcript:
Characteristics Response to Industrial Revolution Depict a real scene with journalistic detail Workers/ordinary people More horizontal compositions Shows a real moment i.e. half a person on the edge of frame
Adolph Friedrich Erdmann Von Menzel Iron Mill (Das Eisenwalzwerk – Moderne Zyklopen) 1875. Oil on Canvas.
Käthe Kollwitz March of the Weavers from the series "The Weavers Cycle“ 1897. Print on etching
Photography “Writing with light” Authentic record of the past Created a dilemma for artists Imitate nature – no photography Capture nature – photography Shunned early on Primarily used for portraits and mugshots
THOMAS ANNAN CLOSE, No 28 SALTMARKET (1868) Photograph