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1 Realism in the Visual Arts

2 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

3 Adolph Friedrich Erdmann Von Menzel Iron Mill (Das Eisenwalzwerk – Moderne Zyklopen) Oil on Canvas.

4 Käthe Kollwitz March of the Weavers from the series "The Weavers Cycle“ Print on etching

5 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

6 THOMAS ANNAN CLOSE, No 28 SALTMARKET (1868) Photograph

7 Julia Margaret Cameron

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10 Mathew B. Brady

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13 Jean-Francois Millet The Gleaners 1857, Oil on canvas

14 Gustave Courbet The Stone-Breakers Oil on canvas.

15 Gustave Courbet Burial at Ornans 1849 – Oil on canvas. 10 ft. 3 in. x 21 ft. 9 in.

16 Edouard Manet Luncheon on the Grass (Dejeuner sur l’herbe) Oil on canvas.

17 Edouard Manet Olympia Oil on canvas.

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19 Winslow Homer The War for the Union: A Bayonet Charge Published in Harper’s Weekly, July 12, 1862.

20 Winslow Homer The Gulf Stream Oil on canvas.

21 John Gast Manifest Destiny 1872

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23 Skyscrapers William LeBaron Jenney Home Insurance Building, Chicago, IL, 1883 Sullivan and Adler Guaranty Building, Buffalo,


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