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Realism

Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias

View of Delft, Johannes Vermeer

View of Delft

Johannes Vermeer, 1660-1661
Yard with Lunatics, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Yard with Lunatics

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1794
Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Narcisa Baranana de Goicoechea

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1815
Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

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

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet, 1842
The Man Made Mad with Fear, Gustave Courbet

The Man Made Mad with Fear

Gustave Courbet, 1843
Portrait of Juliette Courbet, Gustave Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Gustave Courbet, 1844
Self Portrait with Black Dog, Gustave Courbet

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet, 1842-1844
The Desperate Man, Gustave Courbet

The Desperate Man

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

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Gustave Courbet, 1845-1846
Ploughing in Nevers, Rosa Bonheur

Ploughing in Nevers

Rosa Bonheur, 1849
Self Portrait with Pipe, Gustave Courbet

Self Portrait with Pipe

Gustave Courbet, 1848-1849
The Stone Breakers, Gustave Courbet

The Stone Breakers

Gustave Courbet, 1849
The Burial at Ornans, Gustave Courbet

The Burial at Ornans

Gustave Courbet, 1849-1850
Our English Coasts, William Holman Hunt

Our English Coasts

William Holman Hunt, 1852
The Wrestlers, Gustave Courbet

The Wrestlers

Gustave Courbet, 1853
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, Gustave Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet

Gustave Courbet, 1854
The Wounded Man, Gustave Courbet

The Wounded Man

Gustave Courbet, 1854
The Painter's Studio, Gustave Courbet

The Painter's Studio

Gustave Courbet, 1855
Seine Landscape Near Chatou, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1855
Study of the head of a young woman in profile, Matthijs Maris

Study of the head of a young woman in profile

Matthijs Maris, 1855
The Horse Fair, Rosa Bonheur

The Horse Fair

Rosa Bonheur, 1852-1855
A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), Camille Pissarro

A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

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

Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Camille Pissarro, 1856
Portrait of Jacob Maris, Matthijs Maris

Portrait of Jacob Maris

Matthijs Maris, 1857
The Gleaners, Jean-François Millet

The Gleaners

Jean-François Millet, 1857
Self Portrait with Fedora, Edgar Degas

Self Portrait with Fedora

Edgar Degas, 1857-1858
After the Hunt, Gustave Courbet

After the Hunt

Gustave Courbet, 1859
Sketch for Landscape in Montmorency, Camille Pissarro

Sketch for Landscape in Montmorency

Camille Pissarro, 1859
Study of Trees, Édouard Manet

Study of Trees

Édouard Manet, 1859
The Highland Shepherd, Rosa Bonheur

The Highland Shepherd

Rosa Bonheur, 1859
Landscape, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Landscape

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1860
Man with a Pipe, Gustave Courbet

Man with a Pipe

Gustave Courbet, 1860
Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet, Édouard Manet

Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Édouard Manet, 1860
The Sheepfold, Moonlight, Jean-François Millet

The Sheepfold, Moonlight

Jean-François Millet, 1856-1860
The Spanish Singer, Édouard Manet

The Spanish Singer

Édouard Manet, 1860
A Boy with a Dog, Édouard Manet

A Boy with a Dog

Édouard Manet, 1861

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

Realist Manifesto — An Open Letter

Gustave Courbet, 1861
Musica en las Tullerias, Édouard Manet

Musica en las Tullerias

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

Symphony in White no 1: The White Girl

James McNeill Whistler, 1862
Home, Sweet Home, Winslow Homer

Home, Sweet Home

Winslow Homer, 1863
Luncheon on the Grass, Édouard Manet

Luncheon on the Grass

Édouard Manet, 1863
Olympia, Édouard Manet

Olympia

Édouard Manet, 1863
Study for: Dead Christ with Angels, Édouard Manet

Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet, 1864
The Dead Christ with Angels, Édouard Manet

The Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet, 1864
A Criminal Case, Honoré Daumier

A Criminal Case

Honoré Daumier, 1865
The Clairvoyant, Gustave Courbet

The Clairvoyant

Gustave Courbet, 1865
Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl, Gustave Courbet

Jo - The Beautiful Irish Girl

Gustave Courbet, 1865-1866
Prisoners from the Front, Winslow Homer

Prisoners from the Front

Winslow Homer, 1866
The Wave, Gustave Courbet

The Wave

Gustave Courbet, 1869-1867
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Impressionism, Industrial Revolution

Impressionism

Light and movement as the crux of human perception

1860-1900

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