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Notes on "Realism"

Key Terms


An artistic movement beginning in France in the late 1800’s characterized by a honest representations of everyday situations, and objects, portrayed without bias.

Second Industrial Revolution

A phase of the Industrial Revolution that occurred during the second half of the nineteenth century and involved technological innovations, such as the use of electricity and invention of internal combustion engine.


A movement in the arts that involves a break with tradition and emphasis on formal innovation. Unlike earlier movements, modernism focuses on the process of art-making as a subject in itself.


Works Cited

The Stone Breakers; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Courbet_018.jpg Burial at Ornans; Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Courbet,_Un_enterrement_%C3%A0_Ornans.jpg  Luncheon in the Grass; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Manet,_Edouard_-_Le_D%C3%A9jeuner_sur_l%27Herbe_%28The_Picnic%29_%281%29.jpg Olympia; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edouard_Manet_-_Olympia_-_Google_Art_Project_3.jpg The Gross Clinic; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EakinsTheGrossClinic.jpg The Banjo Lesson; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Ossawa_Tanner_-_The_Banjo_Lesson.jpg