Realism Art Movement
- Originated in France, Realism was an art movement dated to be around the 1840's to the 1880's.
- The art movement emerged after the French Revolution and continued to develop during the Second Empire of Napoleon III.
- Realism was an art movement that revolted against the emotional and exaggerated themes of Romanticism.
- Realism art movement tried to depict the real world exactly as it appeared. They painted everyday subjects and people no matter what social class they standed in.
- Realist works depicted the "Ugly truth."
- Realist paintings consisted of common laborers, and ordinary people in ordinary surroundings engaged in real activities.
- The invention of photography in 1840 likely helped to spur on the realism movement
- The late 1800's and 1900's artists made huge leaps in painting styles, influenced by technology, such as the invention of the metal paint tube and photography, as well as world events.
- In Realism art the use of perspectives is used to create an illusion of reality, setting the composition and lighting to make the most of the subject.
*** In art, there are many movements that end in ISM, It signifies a belief, practice, idea, or a movement.
***One of the most important ISM's is Realism.
Romanticism: A period when artists started believing in the rights of other individuals, and expressing deep, intense, and often uplifting emotions in which they portrayed in their paintings.