More about the realism art
The realism is a style of art created in the 30s and 40s of the 19th century. This was done in France. Here and in many other countries he has played an important role until 1880. Also at the global level, the realism had a great importance.
How many other styles can also realism are not understood, if you not well enough acquainted with the social context. The political and economic conditions played a very important role at that time.
We return in the second half of the industrial revolution. This period was marked by the euphoric desire for progress and winning more and more material values. Many great inventions were made, many great and big engines were then designed and manufactured.
One of the most famous paintings by Thomas Eakins
In the painting, sculpture and architecture is a development that has very many basic similarities with the literature from the same era.
Learn more about the formation and development of realism in art
The epoch, from which comes the realism, was marked by great social problems that led in large part to, that the existence of many people was jeopardized. The workers gathered at clubs to defend themselves. They were caught and punished.
One of the justifications of the existence of this specific style was to show the reality in a clear and harsh form. The truth should see lens. The main theme was the fight for survival of the low social classes.
The Steinbrecher by Gustave Courbet
Realism art characteristics
The first characteristic of this style is the lack of idealism. Then come the themes. They are mostly social. The poor social classes and also the contrast to the upper classes into their centre.
In parallel, there is also a historical realism. This also landscape painting was affected. The painters represented the different landscapes in a realistic manner and added then one after the other the individual details.
Portraits and self portraits were also very typical. It is striking that the human figure in a very realistic way was represented.
The national elections of George Caleb Bingham
The Lord of the manor by Frank Blackwell Mayer
The Laundress by Jean Baptiste Greuze
American realism by George Bellows
Totalitarian regimes very often benefit from the realism
Also ideological leaders are very often shown in this style
Modern realism – the hope of Duffy Sheridan
Rubens on the horse – a portrait of Eugene Verboeckhoven
Still lifes by Deborah Elmquist
The sunflowers by Manfred Jürgens
Magical realism by Michael Parkes