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Date Created: 09/04/15
Lecture 2 9315 Film The Notion of Realism Realism is used in art as a way of representing reality as close as possible to how it is actually perceived Makes you believe there is some truth in what you are looking at Life through the eyes of the individual artist The term realism comes from a literary and art movement of the 19th century It was against tradition of classical idealism and sought to portray life as it really H was Realism The stone breakers painting Shows people doing theirjob the way it actually is 1850 Vs a idealistic painting of an astronomer Realism is a style of representing reality Reality is a consensus a community perception of the real There are many different ways of representing one reality EX a very tall person perceives a crowd differently than a very short person A realism painting made depicting the crowd would be different for both the short and tall person However both would be considered realism Realism shows about taboo subjects Such as men hiring prostitutes Ordinary objects are rendered how you would recognize them in realism art work Such as fruit or a buggy The camera is perceived as a perfect tool for realist art realism Since it reproduces reality very accurately This is being questioned now because of the ways photos can be so easily manipulated with lters and editing
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