Historical Realism 8Aristotle Terms Mimesis Do art and the sciences imitate the world in its ‘mere’ surface appearance or in terms of its ideal ‘truths’? Verisimilitude
19th Century Realism 9 Truthful, objective, impartial representations of the real World based on meticulous observation
The daguerreotype 10http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daguerreotype
11RaymondWilliamA Lecture on RealismThe development of Realism:A move towards social extension –including the working classesA movement towards action about thepresent – the inclusion of contemporaryissuesAn emphasis on secular action – actionincluding human figures the inclusion of the ordinary The inclusion of the profane http://www.afterall.org/journal/issue.5/lecture.realism* The development of technology
Summary 12Reality and its depiction is not a fixed or constant category Reality is a relative concept
13MediaTimelinehttp://www.cemp.ismysite.co.uk/timelines/media/Look at the timeline onthis website.What is the relationshipbetween emergingtechnologies and thenature of the ‘real’.