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Art and Society. Europe After WWI. In one person’s lifetime…. Analyzing Art. Realism, Early Modernism or Late Modernism? rough dates? How does this painting reflect historical and ideological change?. Realism (Victorian Era). Gustave Courbet (1850) “A Burial at Ornans”.

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Art and Society

Europe After WWI

In one person’s lifetime…

Analyzing Art

  • Realism, Early Modernism or Late Modernism? rough dates?

  • How does this painting reflect historical and ideological change?


(Victorian Era)

Gustave Courbet (1850)“A Burial at Ornans”

Ilya Repin (1888)“They Did Not Expect Him”

Eilif Peterssen (1889)“The Salmon Fisher”

  • How does this painting reflect the thinking of the Victorian era during the realism period?

Changes in the Victorian Age

  • Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

  • Strauss’ book about the Historical Jesus

  • Marx’s ideas about Communism


(and post-Impressionism)

Monet: Grainstacks, 1891 

  • Part of a series of paintings – the same grainstacks were painted at different times of day to explore the use of lighting.

Monet: Woman with a Parasol, 1886. Orsay.

Peasant Hanging Out The Washing 1881 by Berthe Morisot

1. Realism, Early Modernism or Late Modernism? rough dates?2. How do these paintings reflect historical and ideological change?

Post-ImpressionismGauguin 1892

“My canvases terrify me — the public will never accept them. They’re ugly in every respect…”

Van Gogh, 1888-1889Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles


Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

Video clip on time dilation

The 20th Century

  • WWI in 1914

  • Communist Revolution in Russia, 1917

    Political and Social Change

Modern Art

Pablo Picasso,Guitar


Marcel Duchamp, The Fountain 1917

Raoul Hausmann, Untitled, undated

Theo van Doesburg Kleine Dada Soirée, 1922


Surrealism: Salvador DaliThe Persistence of Memory

  • Put paintings in order

  • Explain how these three paintings show a change in ideological thinking. Include:

    • time periods of each painting

    • brief definition of Victorian ideology

    • brief definition of modernist ideology

    • any historical events that influenced the ideological thinking shown in each painting

    • one piece of evidence from each painting that shows the ideological thinking

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