Collection: Realism

Realism was a European art movement that emerged in the mid-19th century as a reaction against the idealized, romanticized styles of the previous era. It was characterized by a focus on the ordinary, everyday world and the objective representation of reality.Realist artists sought to capture the world as it actually appeared, often depicting scenes of working-class life and the struggles of ordinary people. They rejected the decorative, ornamental styles of the past in favor of a more direct, honest approach.The movement had a significant impact on the development of modern art, influencing many later movements such as Impressionism and Social Realism. Its legacy can be seen in the work of many modern artists who continue to explore the realities of the world through their art..