Landscape in the Age of Realism – Corot, Courbet, Menzel
Realism was an artistic movement that emerged in France in the 1840s, around the 1848 Revolution. Realists rejected Romanticism, which had dominated French literature and art since the early 19th century. It was primarily concerned with how things appeared to the eye, rather than containing ideal representations of the world.
In the series:
Jan. 10: The Birth of Landscape from the Tres Riches Heures to Bruegel
Jan. 17: 17th Century: A Golden Age of Landscape: Claude, Rubens and the Dutch
Jan. 24: Romantic Landscape – Friedrich, Turner, Constable, Samuel Palmer
Jan. 31: Landscape in the Age of Realism – Corot, Courbet, Menzel