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Title: Romanticism vs. Realism


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Romanticism vs. Realism
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Romanticism
  • Rebelled against Enlightenments emphasis on
    reason
  • Wanted to inspire deep emotions
  • An age of passion, rebellion, individuality,
    imagination, intuition, idealism, and creativity.
  • Nature in the raw, wild state

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Romanticism
  • From the late 18th Century to the mid 19th
    Century.
  • The Romantic hero (tragic hero) is a literary
    archetype referring to a character that rejects
    established norms and conventions, has been
    rejected by society, and has the self as the
    center of his or her own existence.
  • ART Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps
    JMW Turner

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Realism
  • Attempted to present the world as it was
  • Lacked the sentiment and emotion of romanticism
  • Looked at harsh side of life which they wanted to
    improve

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Realism
  • 1850 to WWII
  • ART Realism, French, Jean-Francois Millet,
    1814-1875, "The Gleaners," 1857

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Authors
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Alexander Dumas vs. Charles Dickens
  • Birthplace France
  • Works The Three Musketeers The Count of Monte
    Cristo
  • Technique Romantic hero battles huge odds -
    emphasizes heroic past
  • Birthplace England
  • Works Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities
  • Technique portrays lives of slum dwellers and
    downtrodden - exposes ills of society

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Dicey Dialogue
  • Which author represents realism and which
    represents romanticism? Why?
  • What contemporary films or books could be labeled
    either romanticism or realism?

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Painters
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Eugene Delacroix vs. Gustave Courbet
  • Birthplace France
  • Works Landscapes, peasants medieval knights
  • Technique wanted to capture beauty of nature
    convey violent energy of emotion
  • BirthplaceFrance
  • Works painted ordinary, working-class subjects
  • Technique wanted to portray the realities of the
    time reject imagination

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Dicey Dialogue Which painter represents realism
and which represents romanticism? Why? How does
modern art reflect our cultures? Art Freida
Kahlo
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Composers
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Beethoven vs. Aaron Copeland
  • Birthplace Germany
  • Works 5th Symphony, Ode to Joy
  • Technique Conveyed intense emotional struggle
    through music
  • Birthplace America
  • Works Piano Concerto
  • Technique Sought to restore the order, balance
    harmony of the classical era, a revolt against
    chaos of Romanticism

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Dicey DialogueWhich composer represents realism
and which represents romanticism? Why?How does
modern music reflect our cultures?
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