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1The -Isms Continue: Realism and Impressionism Chapter 20 Day 2 of 3Rebekah ScogginsArt AppreciationMarch 7, 2013
2RealismA style of art and literature that depicts ordinary existence without idealism, exoticism, or nostalgiaDissatisfied 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.
3Gustave Courbet. The Stone Breakers. 1849 (destroyed in 1945). Realism. The Bridgeman Art Library International Ltd.
4Portrait of Rosa Bonheur, 1856. Picture Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
9Édouard Manet. Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe). 1863 Édouard Manet. Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner Sur l'Herbe) Realism.Musée d’ Orsay, Paris. RMN Reunion des Musees Natioaux/Art Resource, NY.
11ImpressionismOpposed 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 lifeSaw the beauty of the world as a gift and the forces of nature as aids to human progress.
12Claude Monet. Impression: Sunrise. 1872. Impressionism. Musée Marmottan–Monet, Paris. The Bridgeman Art Library International Ltd.