Realist Art for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide

In 1855, after having a painting refused from the French Universal Exposition, the painter Gustave Courbet decided to open his own exhibition to showcase his works; he called it the Pavilion of Realism. In nineteenth-century Paris, aspiring artists would submit their paintings to the jury of the Salon and they would judge whether the painting was worthy to be showcased for the public eye; for patrons to view and buy; for fame and recognition of skill. However, the jury of the Salon adhered...

Realist Art for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide

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