Social Realism

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Social Realism

  1. 1. Social Realism By the Guys
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>Social Realism is an artistic movement that depicts the daily struggles of the working class. </li></ul><ul><li>It developed as a reaction against Romanticism. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Social Realism <ul><li>It was introduced in England by George Eliot. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally people were outraged by it. </li></ul><ul><li>In Scandinavia, it was started by the Danish writer Georg Brandes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Romanticism: Definition <ul><li>Romanticism – Philosophical movement of the 19 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a reaction to the Enlightenment. </li></ul><ul><li>Involved belief in the power of the human spirit and emotions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Romanticism VS Social Realism <ul><li>Showed the strength of humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty and Power of nature </li></ul><ul><li>Very grand art style </li></ul><ul><li>Believed that we are all connected by a great transcending spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Human flaws in society </li></ul><ul><li>Cruelty of human nature </li></ul><ul><li>Art includes more of individual people and small settings </li></ul><ul><li>Believed the rich isolated themselves from the poor </li></ul>
  6. 6. Socialism <ul><li>Socialism is a political philosophy in which the government controls the core of the economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth and property are monitored and regulated by the Government. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides many benefits for the poor classes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Socialism 2 <ul><li>Many of the artists and writers were socialists or were thought to be socialists. </li></ul><ul><li>They often supported movements to help the working class. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the only kind of art allowed in Soviet Russia. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Realism in Art <ul><li>The art portrayed the poor working conditions of the Industrial Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Some famous artists in England were William Sickert and Frank Holl. </li></ul><ul><li>They “recorded the conditions of the time” </li></ul><ul><li>Gave voice to ordinary people. </li></ul><ul><li>Was a popular form of art during the Great Depression. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples
  10. 10. Social Realism in Literature <ul><li>Laid the groundwork for contemporary tragedy. </li></ul><ul><li>An experimentation with the social works. </li></ul><ul><li>It was determined to discover hypocrisy and manipulation of the upper class. </li></ul>
  11. 11. In “A Doll’s House” <ul><li>“ A Doll’s House” showed how hardship has aged/changed Christine. </li></ul><ul><li>Torvald and Rank (the rich) look down on more desperate people such as Krogstad. </li></ul><ul><li>Nora did not empathize with Christine’s troubles. </li></ul><ul><li>Ending showed the wife separating herself from the husband… not a happy ending. </li></ul>
  12. 12. In “A Doll’s House” (cont.) <ul><li>Showed women’s suffering through Nora and Christine. </li></ul><ul><li>Revealed the true impact of people such as Torvald. </li></ul><ul><li>Showed the lack of serious relationships in marriages. </li></ul><ul><li>Showed how appearances were more important than substance. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li>Wikipedia for general knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>www.norway.org.uk/ibsen/realism/realism.htm </li></ul><ul><li>arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1760561,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>Victoriaartinbritain.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Artencyclopedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.thinkism.org/asp/movements/SocialRealism.asp </li></ul>

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