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Realism

Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Nudes teach you everything you need to know (to paint landscapes)

1796-1875

Jean-François Millet

A peasant I was born, and a peasant I will die

1814-1875

Gustave Courbet

Status quo — what's that?

1819-1877

Rosa Bonheur

Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise.

1822-1899
Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Fontainebleau, Storm Over The Plains

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1822

Édouard Manet

A rebellious painter shocks the French Salon and courts his brothers wife

1832-1883

José Tapiro y Baro

Painting in the shadow of your best friend

1836-1913

Winslow Homer

How to transcend criticism by embracing solitude

1836-1910
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet1842
The Man Made Mad with Fear

The Man Made Mad with Fear

Gustave Courbet1843

Ilya Repin

Realism is not always nice

1844-1930
Self Portrait with Black Dog

Self Portrait with Black Dog

Gustave Courbet1842-1844
Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Portrait of Juliette Courbet

Gustave Courbet1844
The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man

Gustave Courbet1844-1845
Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Self-portrait (Man with Leather Belt)

Gustave Courbet1845-1846
Self Portrait with Pipe

Self Portrait with Pipe

Gustave Courbet1848-1849
The Burial at Ornans

The Burial at Ornans

Gustave Courbet1849-1850
Our English Coasts

Our English Coasts

William Holman Hunt1852
The Wounded Man

The Wounded Man

Gustave Courbet1854
Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Seine Landscape Near Chatou

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1855
The Painter's Studio

The Painter's Studio

Gustave Courbet1855
Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Two Women Chatting by the Sea, St Thomas

Camille Pissarro1856
A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

A Creek in St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)

Camille Pissarro1856
Self Portrait with Fedora

Self Portrait with Fedora

Edgar Degas1857-1858

Anna Ancher

Quiet portraits of daily life

1859-1935
Study of Trees

Study of Trees

Édouard Manet1859
Landscape in Montmorency — Sketch

Landscape in Montmorency — Sketch

Camille Pissarro1859
Landscape

Landscape

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot1860
The Spanish Singer

The Spanish Singer

Édouard Manet1860
Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Portrait of Monsieur and Madame Auguste Manet

Édouard Manet1860
A Boy with a Dog

A Boy with a Dog

Édouard Manet1861

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

Realist Manifesto — An Open Letter

Gustave Courbet1861
Musica en las Tullerias

Musica en las Tullerias

Édouard Manet1862
Luncheon on the Grass

Luncheon on the Grass

Édouard Manet1863
Olympia

Olympia

Édouard Manet1863
Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Study for: Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet1864
The Dead Christ with Angels

The Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet1864
The Clairvoyant

The Clairvoyant

Gustave Courbet1865
The Wave

The Wave

Gustave Courbet1869-1867
Portrait of the Artist's Mother and Sister

Portrait of the Artist's Mother and Sister

Berthe Morisot1869-1870
The Trout

The Trout

Gustave Courbet1871
Beach in Normandy

Beach in Normandy

Gustave Courbet1875
Profile of Moroccan Man

Profile of Moroccan Man

José Tapiro y Baro1876
The Berber Bride

The Berber Bride

José Tapiro y Baro1883
Unemployed

Unemployed

Ferdinand Hodler1891
Tangerian Girl

Tangerian Girl

José Tapiro y Baro1891
Autumn Evening

Autumn Evening

Ferdinand Hodler1892
At The Foot of the Petit Saleve

At The Foot of the Petit Saleve

Ferdinand Hodler1893
Young Girl Seated

Young Girl Seated

Gustav Klimt1894
The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech

The Darcawi Holy Man of Marrakech

José Tapiro y Baro1895
Portrait of Sonja Knips

Portrait of Sonja Knips

Gustav Klimt1898
The Bride

The Bride

José Tapiro y Baro1900
Parache, the Dancer

Parache, the Dancer

José Tapiro y Baro1895-1900
Man Wearing a Burnous

Man Wearing a Burnous

José Tapiro y Baro1900
Forest Brook at Leissingen

Forest Brook at Leissingen

Ferdinand Hodler1904
Schynige Plate

Schynige Plate

Ferdinand Hodler1909
Jungfrau Massif and Schwarzmonch

Jungfrau Massif and Schwarzmonch

Ferdinand Hodler1911
Studies of Self Portrait

Studies of Self Portrait

Ferdinand Hodler1911
Moroccan Man

Moroccan Man

José Tapiro y Baro1913
The Grammont in the Morning Sun

The Grammont in the Morning Sun

Ferdinand Hodler1917