Realism in the Age of Impressionism

Realism in the Age of Impressionism

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The late 1870s and early 1880s were watershed years in the history of French painting. As outgoing economic and social structures were being replaced by a capitalist, measured time, Impressionist artists sought to create works that could be perceived in an instant, capturing the sensations of rapidly transforming modern life. Yet a generation of artists pushed back against these changes, spearheading a short-lived revival of the Realist practices that had dominated at mid-century and advocating slowness in practice, subject matter, and beholding. In this illuminating book, Marnin Young looks closely at five works by Jules Bastien-Lepage, Gustave Caillebotte, Alfred-Philippe Roll, Jean-FranAsois RaffaAllli, and James Ensor, artists who shared a concern with painting and temporality that is all but forgotten today, having been eclipsed by the ideals of Impressionism. Younga€™s highly original study situates later Realism for the first time within the larger social, political, and economic framework and argues for its centrality in understanding the development of modern art.Robert L. Herbert, a€œImpressionism, Originality, and Laissez-Faire, a€ Radical History Review 38 (1987): 8, reprinted in Herbert, From Millet to LAcger: Essays in ... See McMullen, Degas, 242a€“43 and 250a€“51. ... Vassy, a€œLa JournAce An Paris, a€ 145: a€œLe principal personage estle peintre lui-mAome. ... The word a€œtracinga€ ( dAccalque) rather than a€œphotographya€ was used by Zola in the slightly earlier version of the sameanbsp;...

Title:Realism in the Age of Impressionism
Author: Marnin Young
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2015-07-24

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