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For this investigation I will be researching and analysing art in the 19th century, specifically, Realism and Romanticism

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´╗┐Nick Whyte 25th January 2011 History-Section A-Aim For this investigation I will be researching and analysing art in the 19th century, specifically, Realism and Romanticism. To reach my aim I will use books, including the World History, and also sources on the internet, such as encyclopaedias. To keep my sources organized I will type them up with each source clearly noted under each set of notes retrieved from that source. Also each source I will evaluate and source correctly to determine how reliable it may be. My guiding question for this investigation is, to what extent did Realism and Romanticism effect the changes of the 19th century? Section B- Evidence In the early 1800?s many changes were beginning throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Two very important and controversial shifts that were happening were the formation of the artistic movements, Romanticism and Realism. These two movements changed the way that society would look at things and act towards art, music and literature; it also began the movement away from paintings always being religiously focused. ...read more.

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Also during the same time that romanticism began the realist movement began. Also occurring due to the social and economic problems of the Industrial Revolution, realism portrayed life as it really was not being idealized in the artistic process, without embellishment. Realist artists would portray scenes of suffering, misery, or ugliness. They did not differ from portraying sordid images in their art and brought many household problems to their stage. Also as romanticism could not relate to the lives of ordinary people, realism was able to. Some famous realist artists include, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Ann Evans, and George Eliot. Around the time of its formation, many other art forms were based off of realism. For example, Regionalism featuring artists such as Mark Twain, in the late 1800?s, the Naturalist movement and finally the impressionists in 1870. The later, naturalist movement, prided itself on showing many ugly and unpleasant images. Its leader Emile Zola, wrote as if she was a scientist studying human activity, and brought reform through the exposure of social problems. ...read more.

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The author, Lilian Furst works at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and therefore shows she is a fairly reliable source and she is qualified to be writing about the subject, but she does not provide an email address or way of contact however. The site does have some advertisements along the side although they are not extremely pressuring on the audience which allows them to focus more on the article. The article is free to view and you don?t have to download any programs to view it which also allows it to be easily view educationally rather than as a mask for advertising. The ?.com? domain is not preferred but the site still seems quite reliable, it is also updated regularly. Section D ? Conclusion The movements of Realism and Romanticism, not only being changes of the 19th century but also being able to effect the changes of the 19th century to a large extent. Both began because of the industrial revolution and the social and economic problems of that time. By forming these movements artists were able to break away from the crumbling norm that was dissipating with the industrial revolution, and create new and reformed art. ...read more.

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