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Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will examine Realism.
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Notes on "Realism"

Terms to Know

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 the 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.


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



Image of Courbet, Stonebreakers, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Courbet_018.jpg; Image of Courbet, Burial at Ornans, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Courbet,_Un_enterrement_%C3%A0_Ornans.jpg; Image of Manet, Luncheon on 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; Image of Manet, Olympia, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edouard_Manet_-_Olympia_-_Google_Art_Project_3.jpg; Image of Tanner, The Banjo Lesson, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_Ossawa_Tanner_-_The_Banjo_Lesson.jpg