The Modern Art Movement: The Classical Realism Movement

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Classical realism is a theory of universal relations that was established around the late 18th century to the early19th century. This art movement is generally considered to be the beginning of modern movement in art since it excluded many literature and other forms of traditional art. The classical realism work was drawn from the ideas of contemporary arts such as western, beauty, and antique models. Also, numerous of the works were subjected from history, legend and mythology beliefs. Many of the modern subjects were drawn from everyday lives to explain universal politics as a result of human nature. The political, social, economic and cultural aspects were designed on how life was during the late 18th and early 19th century.
Classical Realism art was used to explain and model relations that were occurring before and after the Revolutionary War. Throughout this time period, there were a several artists who were extremely influential during this time. Gustave Courbet, Jean Léon Gérôme, Jean-François Millet, Edouard Manet and Claude Monet were five French artists, painters and sculptors, who in the mid-nineteenth century emerged and led the classical realism movement. Many of these artist also advanced their works from the preceding movements of Neoclassicism and Romanticism and continued into the next periods, such as
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This art piece was created in 1845, oil on canvas, and is a portrait of Courbet pulling on his hair, with his eyes opened wide, starring at the viewer which symbolizes some kind of deep emotion that he is feeling inside. Courbet uses different shades of shadows, lights and strokes. He was then later famous for “The Stone Breakers” that was actually a painting he did using the realistic style. The picture was created in 1849, oil on canvas of two men working showing labor. Courbet used strong brushstrokes, lines, and color to make the painting more

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