|DAY 113||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
What does an image of a child toiling in the fields evoke? Pathos? Anger? A desire for change? In France, Realist artists created work in the wake of the French Revolution of 1848 and the new socialist philosophies championed by Karl Marx. Under the rule of extravagant monarchs, food was scarce and the divide between the haves and have-nots grew. Through their art, the Realists sent a clear social and moral message by glorifying the proletariat.
WHEN & WHERE
c. 1790–1850France, England, USA
The Realists distinguished themselves from Neoclassicism and Romanticism by rejecting traditional ...