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Realism: Writings

Realist Manifesto — An Open Letter

Gustave Courbet — 1861

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things

Realism: Artworks

View of Delft

View of Delft

Johannes Vermeer,1660-1661
Yard with Lunatics

Yard with Lunatics

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes,1794
Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes,1815
Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot,1822
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet,1842
The Man Made Mad with Fear

The Man Made Mad with Fear

Gustave Courbet,1843
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet,1842-1844
Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Gustave Courbet,1844
The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man

Gustave Courbet,1844-1845
Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Gustave Courbet,1845-1846
Self Portrait with Pipe

Self Portrait with Pipe

Gustave Courbet,1848-1849
Ploughing in Nevers

Ploughing in Nevers

Rosa Bonheur,1849
The Burial at Ornans

The Burial at Ornans

Gustave Courbet,1849-1850
Our English Coasts

Our English Coasts

William Holman Hunt,1852
The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers

Gustave Courbet,1853
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Gustave Courbet,1854
The Wounded Man

The Wounded Man

Gustave Courbet,1854
The Painter's Studio

The Painter's Studio

Gustave Courbet,1855
The Horse Fair

The Horse Fair

Rosa Bonheur,1852-1855
Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot,1855
A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

Camille Pissarro,1856
Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Camille Pissarro,1856
The Gleaners

The Gleaners

Jean-François Millet,1857
Self Portrait with Fedora

Self Portrait with Fedora

Edgar Degas,1857-1858
Landscape in Montmorency — Sketch

Landscape in Montmorency — Sketch

Camille Pissarro,1859
Study of Trees

Study of Trees

Édouard Manet,1859
The Highland Shepherd

The Highland Shepherd

Rosa Bonheur,1859
After the Hunt

After the Hunt

Gustave Courbet,1859
The Spanish Singer

The Spanish Singer

Édouard Manet,1860
Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Édouard Manet,1860
Man with a Pipe

Man with a Pipe

Gustave Courbet,1860
Landscape

Landscape

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot,1860
A Boy with a Dog

A Boy with a Dog

Édouard Manet,1861
Musica en las Tullerias

Musica en las Tullerias

Édouard Manet,1862
Symphony in White no 1: The White Girl

Symphony in White no 1: The White Girl

James McNeill Whistler,1862
Luncheon on the Grass

Luncheon on the Grass

Édouard Manet,1863
Olympia

Olympia

Édouard Manet,1863
Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

Winslow Homer,1863
Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet,1864
The Dead Christ with Angels

The Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet,1864
The Clairvoyant

The Clairvoyant

Gustave Courbet,1865
Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Gustave Courbet,1865-1866
Prisoners from the Front

Prisoners from the Front

Winslow Homer,1866
The Wave

The Wave

Gustave Courbet,1869-1867
The Bridle Path, White Mountains

The Bridle Path, White Mountains

Winslow Homer,1868
Job And His Friends

Job And His Friends

Ilya Repin,1869
Rocky Coast and Gulls

Rocky Coast and Gulls

Winslow Homer,1869
Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts

Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts

Winslow Homer,1870
Portrait of the Artist's Mother and Sister

Portrait of the Artist's Mother and Sister

Berthe Morisot,1869-1870
The Trout

The Trout

Gustave Courbet,1871
The Railway

The Railway

Édouard Manet,1873
Barge Haulers On The Volga

Barge Haulers On The Volga

Ilya Repin,1870-1873
Bird's-Nesters

Bird's-Nesters

Jean-François Millet,1874
Beach in Normandy

Beach in Normandy

Gustave Courbet,1875
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)

Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)

Winslow Homer,1873-1876
Profile of Moroccan Man

Profile of Moroccan Man

José Tapiro y Baro,1876
Pierre Bracquemond as a Child

Pierre Bracquemond as a Child

Marie Bracquemond,1878
Weaning the Calves

Weaning the Calves

Rosa Bonheur,1879
Antonin Proust

Antonin Proust

Édouard Manet,1880
Portrait of Modest Musorgsky

Portrait of Modest Musorgsky

Ilya Repin,1881
The Berber Bride

The Berber Bride

José Tapiro y Baro,1883
The Herring Net

The Herring Net

Winslow Homer,1885
Orfandad

Orfandad

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo,1885
The Fog Warning

The Fog Warning

Winslow Homer,1885
Undertow

Undertow

Winslow Homer,1886
The Misery

The Misery

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo,1886
The Sick Violinist

The Sick Violinist

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo,1886
The First and Last Communion

The First and Last Communion

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo,1888
Unexpected Visitors

Unexpected Visitors

Ilya Repin,1884-1888
Col. William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody

Col. William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody

Rosa Bonheur,1889
The Little Shepherdess

The Little Shepherdess

William-Adolphe Bouguereau,1889
Torso Study No. 2

Torso Study No. 2

Cristóbal Rojas Poleo,1890
Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks

Ilya Repin,1880-1891
Cecil Kent Drinker

Cecil Kent Drinker

Cecilia Beaux,1891
Tangerian Girl

Tangerian Girl

José Tapiro y Baro,1891
Unemployed

Unemployed

Ferdinand Hodler,1891
Autumn Evening

Autumn Evening

Ferdinand Hodler,1892
The Scream - 1893

The Scream - 1893

Edvard Munch,1893
At The Foot of the Petit Saleve

At The Foot of the Petit Saleve

Ferdinand Hodler,1893
Young Girl Seated

Young Girl Seated

Gustav Klimt,1894
The Fisher Girl

The Fisher Girl

Winslow Homer,1894
The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech

The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech

José Tapiro y Baro,1895
Portrait of Sonja Knips

Portrait of Sonja Knips

Gustav Klimt,1898
The Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream

Winslow Homer,1899
The Bride

The Bride

José Tapiro y Baro,1900
Parache, the Dancer

Parache, the Dancer

José Tapiro y Baro,1895-1900
Man Wearing a Burnous

Man Wearing a Burnous

José Tapiro y Baro,1900
What freedom!

What freedom!

Ilya Repin,1903
Forest Brook at Leissingen

Forest Brook at Leissingen

Ferdinand Hodler,1904
Schynige Plate

Schynige Plate

Ferdinand Hodler,1909
Demonstration on October 17, 1905

Demonstration on October 17, 1905

Ilya Repin,1907-1911
Jungfrau Massif and Schwarzmonch

Jungfrau Massif and Schwarzmonch

Ferdinand Hodler,1911
Studies of Self Portrait

Studies of Self Portrait

Ferdinand Hodler,1911
Moroccan Man

Moroccan Man

José Tapiro y Baro,1913
The Grammont in the Morning Sun

The Grammont in the Morning Sun

Ferdinand Hodler,1917
Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lord Beatty

Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lord Beatty

Cecilia Beaux,1920

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