Social Realism <ul><li>Ingrid Krecko </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen McGowan </li></ul><ul><li>Tassia Reinhold </li></ul>
Social Realism: definition <ul><li>An artistic movement, expressed in the visual and other realist arts, which depicts wor...
Social Realism: characteristics (writing) <ul><li>Writers realistically depicted American life in the late 19 th  century ...
Social Realism: characteristics (art) <ul><li>Broadly accepted during the depression </li></ul><ul><li>Forged a national c...
Romanticism An international artistic and philosophical movement that redefined the fundamental ways in which people in We...
Characteristics <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness of humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Artist/Author = individual creator...
Reaction time… <ul><li>Romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Upper class vs </li></ul><ul><li>Idealistic vs </li></ul><ul><li>Natu...
talking ‘bout a revolution… <ul><li>Both  Romanticism  and  Social Realism  took place at the time of revolutions.  </li><...
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire <ul><li>New York City 1911 </li></ul><ul><li>Employers locked the doors on the 500 women ...
The Jungle <ul><li>1906 Upton Sinclair </li></ul><ul><li>Novel discusses poverty, lack of social security, and horrid livi...
Victorian England <ul><li>Similar scandalous living and working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Great divide between the mino...
A Doll’s House <ul><li>Realistic portrayal of married life </li></ul><ul><li>Represents the plight of the working class </...
Characters <ul><li>Nora and Torvald’s marriage  initially represents Romanticism, then embodies Social Realism </li></ul>...
Themes <ul><li>Appearances vs. Reality  Nora and Torvald’s marriage appears to be perfect, but in reality is flawed </li>...
Sources   <ul><li>http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/C20th/socrealism.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learner.org/amerpass...
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  1. 1. Social Realism <ul><li>Ingrid Krecko </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen McGowan </li></ul><ul><li>Tassia Reinhold </li></ul>
  2. 2. Social Realism: definition <ul><li>An artistic movement, expressed in the visual and other realist arts, which depicts working class activities. </li></ul><ul><li>19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>developed as a reaction against idealism and the exaggerated ego encouraged by Romanticism. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Realism: characteristics (writing) <ul><li>Writers realistically depicted American life in the late 19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Some authors: </li></ul><ul><li>Theodore Dreiser </li></ul><ul><li>Upton Sinclair </li></ul><ul><li>Anzia Yezierska </li></ul>Dreiser 
  4. 4. Social Realism: characteristics (art) <ul><li>Broadly accepted during the depression </li></ul><ul><li>Forged a national cultural identity </li></ul><ul><li>Post WWII artists focused on the working class </li></ul><ul><li>Some artists: </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Picasso </li></ul><ul><li>Eduard Pignon </li></ul><ul><li>Francis Gruber </li></ul>“ Family of Saltimbanques” (Picasso)
  5. 5. Romanticism An international artistic and philosophical movement that redefined the fundamental ways in which people in Western cultures thought about themselves and the world
  6. 6. Characteristics <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Goodness of humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Artist/Author = individual creator </li></ul><ul><li>Senses </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reaction time… <ul><li>Romanticism </li></ul><ul><li>Upper class vs </li></ul><ul><li>Idealistic vs </li></ul><ul><li>Nature vs </li></ul><ul><li>Heroic deeds vs </li></ul><ul><li>Social realism </li></ul><ul><li>Ordinary people </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Social consciousness </li></ul>
  8. 8. talking ‘bout a revolution… <ul><li>Both Romanticism and Social Realism took place at the time of revolutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Romanticism – American(1776) and French(1789) revolutions </li></ul><ul><li>Social Realism – Industrial Revolution </li></ul>
  9. 9. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire <ul><li>New York City 1911 </li></ul><ul><li>Employers locked the doors on the 500 women workers to ensure they would not leave work </li></ul><ul><li>Fire began and women could not escape </li></ul><ul><li>150 women died </li></ul><ul><li>Outrage at the conditions that caused this disaster </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Jungle <ul><li>1906 Upton Sinclair </li></ul><ul><li>Novel discusses poverty, lack of social security, and horrid living and working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Began the muckraking tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed characteristics of life that exemplified social realism </li></ul>
  11. 11. Victorian England <ul><li>Similar scandalous living and working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Great divide between the minority rich and majority poor </li></ul><ul><li>Outrage as people are more aware of the conditions in which they live </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Doll’s House <ul><li>Realistic portrayal of married life </li></ul><ul><li>Represents the plight of the working class </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: enact change </li></ul>
  13. 13. Characters <ul><li>Nora and Torvald’s marriage  initially represents Romanticism, then embodies Social Realism </li></ul><ul><li>Nora  initially represents innocence and naivety, then realizes the falseness of her union with Torvald. </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Linde  represents the working class and realistic nature of life </li></ul>
  14. 14. Themes <ul><li>Appearances vs. Reality  Nora and Torvald’s marriage appears to be perfect, but in reality is flawed </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s roles  Nora steps outside of the boundaries of the Romantic view of women (accepted view of the time) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Sources <ul><li>http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/C20th/socrealism.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit09/instructor.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bartleby.com/65/ro/romantic.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://science.jrank.org/pages/8025/Realism.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/rom.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://instruct.westvalley.edu/grisham/1b_social.html </li></ul>

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