Realism is a type of art that shows things exactly as they appear in life. It began in the 18th century, but the greatest Realist era was in the mid-19th century. Most Realists were from France, but there were some famous American painters who were Realists also.Oracle Thinkquest Education Foundation. (1994) Styles of art. Retrieved from http://library.thinkquest.org/J001159/artstyle.htm
Leonardo da VinciThe Last supper. Image retrieved from : blogs.sundaymercury.net
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecThe JockeyImage retrieved from:oceansbridge.com
Born on July 22, 1882. His best-known works came from his solitary wanderings in New York City. These include Early Sunday Morning, which shows Greenwich Village shop fronts before people filled the streets, and Nighthawks, an image of a diner late at night. Solo shows made Hopper’s reputation: his oils and watercolours sold well, and critics applauded his quiet realism, use of light, and above all, his ability to reveal beauty in the most mundane subjects.Museum of Fine Arts (2007).
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