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Victorian Era Art

an insightful yet brief look into the artistic movements of the victorian era, from 1750-1850 and 1837-1900
by Simranjit Khatkar on 18 October 2012

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by Lucy Oliveros, Simranjit Khatkar
and Alexis Gomes Victorian Era Art by John William Godward, an English Classicist painter. (1861-1922) Classicism The Romanticist movement started as a reaction to the political turmoil of the times.
It valued emotion over reason and senses over intellect.
The artists and philosophers of the time were in revolt against the existing social order.
Artists investigated their art into human nature, the exotic, the folk culture and even satanic.
Romanticist artists were very spiritual.
Victorian Art is a name derived from time period and encompasses the styles of art that were produced during the Victorian Era.
It was produced by artists who were focused on the popularity of England's high fashion and modern elegance.
In addition Victorian art included paintings of the countryside in England.
The countryside was majorly the point of view for most of the common people of England. Victorian Romanticism Impressionism Post - Impressionism Realism Symbolism works cited Started in 1860s by associated artists selling their works
Focused on the light and movement rather than the subject itself
Disliked 'perfect' paintings of religion and history
Also disliked having the subject being perfectly portrayed
The term 'impressionism' came from sketchy images Classicism started around the 18th century
It refers to the appreciation and imitation of Greek and Roman literature, art, and architecture.
The principles of Classicism were derived from the practices and guidelines of the ancients.
The movement emphasized form, proportion, restrained emotion and simplicity "The Railway Station"
by William Powell (1862) "Art History Guide." : Classicism. N.p., 16 Jan. 2008. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://arthistoryguide.blogspot.com/2008/01/classicism.html>.

"Art in the Age of Queen Victoria." Victorian Artists. N.p., 12 May 2009. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.avictorian.com/victorianart.html>.

"Before Vorticism." Art before Vorticism. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.vorticism.co.uk/about_before.html>.

Buchel, Brad. "Postimpressionism." Art Education - Art Movement - Postimpressionism. Art-search.com, n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.arteducation.com.au/art-movements/postimpressionism.php>.

"Characteristics of Impressionism." Characteristics of Impressionism. Florence Griswold Museum, n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.flogris.org/learning/foxchase/html/about_impressionism.php>.

"Classicism Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies." Classicism Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012.

"Classicism Articles." Classicism Period, Classicism Art History, Classicism Paintings, Classicism Artists. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012.

"Impressionism Art." Impressionism - Impressionism Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/c19th/impressionism.htm>.

Moffat, Charles. "Romanticism." The Art History Archive. N.p., 26 Nov. 2010. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/romanticism/arthistory_romanticism.html>.

"Post-Impressionism Art." Post-Impressionism Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/c19th/pimpressionism.htm>.

"Realism - Realism Art." Realism - Realism Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/c19th/realism.htm>.

"Symbolism - Symbolism Art." Symbolism - Symbolism Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/c19th/symbolism.htm>. The accurate & objective description of ordinary
From 1850-1880
Portray the lives, appearances, problems, and customs of middle & low classes
Reproduction of the ignored aspects of contemporary life &society "The Gleaners", by Jean-François Millet Originated in France
Important element in religious arts
Reading symbols important in psychoanalysis
Symbolists painters used symbols from mythology & dream imagery for visual language of the soul
Believed art should apprehend absolute truths which could only be expressed indirectly
Painted scenes from nature, human activity, and other real world phenomena Also known as Synthetism
Began in the late 18th century
Artists worked alone, made different styles
Denied Impressionism ideas, in favor of form and structure "Impressions, Sunrise",
by Claude Monet "The Starry Night",
by Vincent Van Gogh "Victorian lady", by John P. OBrien's "The Reaper", by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes "The Slave Ship", (1840)
by J.M.W, Turner Les Fleurs du Mal meaning "The Flowers of Evil" "A Walk with the Woman
with a Parasol", by Claude Monet
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