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Realism

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Janvi Patel

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Transcript of Realism

What is Realism?
Realism was an idea in literature, art, and music in the 20th century that showed different types of work, and reflections of the time periods.
The Realism movement in America came into existence after the Romanticism period during the Civil War. It came about as a reaction against the nature of romanticism and sentimentalism.
Realism created a transition from an emphasis on strange existences toward a faithful rendering of the ordinary.
> Presents contemporary American life
> Democratic function of literature
> Social criticism with a large impact on the reader
> Setting is crucial to the piece; regionalism
> Incorporates sociology and psychology.

Famous Authors
Some famous authors of this time period include:

Mark Twain
Emily Dickinson
Stephan Crane
Willa Cather
Ambrose Pierce
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10th of 1830 on a family ranch in Amherst, Massachusetts, at the Homestead.
Emily wrote a lot about birds and nature, mainly because she never encountered these day- to- day things because she spent most of her lifetime in her bedroom writing and thinking.
Realism
1850-1900

By: Janvi Patel & Yomi Ogunnoiki
Mark Twain
1835-1910
Born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri
Twain's most renowned pieces of literature are "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer."
Twain's themes represent the realities of the time such as current social problems.
Died April 21, 1910 Redding, Connecticut
Characteristics of Realism
This painting is a great example of realism. It shows three peasant women gleaning a field for some scraps of wheat. They are bent over working hard to find food.
Emily Dickinson
Mark Twain
Stephan Crane
Willa Cather
Ambrose Pierce
Music
The late 19th century was defined by an expanding music palette.
The piano was considered a necessary instrument during this time. Ragtime music was notably popular in the 1890s and defined as an African American style that fused both blues and jazz into one.
The dominating music industry was in New York City and called Tin Pan Alley.
Art
The realism art movement in painting began in France
Famous Realism Era Artists
Gustave Courbet - Courbet was a French artist and a leading proponent of Realism in France. He was one of the first major artists to use art as social commentary.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - A French landscape painter who moved from Romanticism to Realism
Jean-Francois Millet - A French Realist painter famous for his paintings of farm peasants.
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Examples of Art
The Fox Hunt (Winslow Homer)
Young Women from the Village (Gustave Courbet)
Example of Music from this time period
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In simpler terms..
literary trend in the nineteenth century during which literature depicted life "as is," with little romanticism
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