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1 The -Isms Continue: Realism and Impressionism Chapter 20 Day 2 of 3 Rebekah Scoggins Art Appreciation March 7, 2013

2 Realism A style of art and literature that depicts ordinary existence without idealism, exoticism, or nostalgia  Dissatisfied with the Neoclassicist’ and Romantics’ attachment to mythical, exotic, extraordinary, and historical subjects.  Believed that art should deal with human experience and observation.  Saw dignity of ordinary things and common life.  Often highlighted the underrepresented, the lower classes; or scenes people were sometimes uncomfortable viewing.

3 Gustave Courbet. The Stone Breakers (destroyed in 1945). Realism.

4 Portrait of Rosa Bonheur, 1856.

5 Rosa Bonheur. The Horse Fair. 1853–1855. Realism.

6 Thomas Eakins. The Gross Clinic Realism.

7 Henry Ossawa Tanner. The Banjo Lesson Realism.

8 Realism moves towards Impressionism

9 Édouard Manet. Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe) Realism.

10 Édouard Manet. Olympia Realism.

11 Impressionism Opposed academic doctrines and Romantic ideals and instead turned to portrayals of contemporary society. Focused on two main themes: nature and contemporary city life. Considered the art of industrialized, urban Paris. Were interested in singular moments, impressions of those small amounts of time. A nebulous group whose work varied artist to artist and were grouped together because they exhibited together in the 1870s & 80s. Affirmed modern life Saw the beauty of the world as a gift and the forces of nature as aids to human progress.

12 Claude Monet. Impression: Sunrise Impressionism.

13 Claude Monet. Impression: Sunrise (Detail) Impressionism.

14 Claude Monet. Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare St. Lazare Impressionism.

15 Claude Monet. Variations of St. Lazare Train Station Impressionism.

16 Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Le Moulin de la Galette Impressionism.

17 Edgar Degas. The Ballet Rehearsal Impressionism.

18 Kitagawa Utamaro. Reflected Beauty, Seven Beauties Applying Make-Up: Okita. c Woodblock Print. Ink on Paper. Edgar Degas. The Ballet Rehearsal (Detail) Impressionism.

19 Mary Cassatt. The Boating Party. 1893–1894. Impressionism.

20 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. At The Moulin Rouge Impressionism.


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