Size: 16.14"W x 16.14"H x 0.12"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Realism was an artistic movement that began in France in the 1850s, after the 1848 Revolution.Realists rejected Romanticism, which had dominated French literature and art since the late 18th century. Realism revolted against the exotic subject matter and exaggerated emotionalism and drama of the Romantic movement. Instead it sought to portray real and typical contemporary people and situations with truth and accuracy, and not avoiding unpleasant or sordid aspects of life. Realist works depicted people of all classes in situations that arise in ordinary life, and often reflected the changes brought by the Industrial and Commercial Revolutions. The popularity of such "realistic" works grew with the introduction of photography—a new visual source that created a desire for people to produce representations which look objectively real.
The Realists depicted everyday subjects and situations in contemporary settings, and attempted to depict individuals of all social classes in a similar manner. Classical idealism and Romantic emotionalism and drama were avoided equally, and often sordid or untidy elements of subjects were not smoothed over or omitted. Social realism emphasizes the depiction of the working class, and treating them with the same seriousness as other classes in art, but realism, as the avoidance of artificiality, in the treatment of human relations and emotions was also an aim of Realism. Treatments of subjects in a heroic or sentimental manner were equally rejected.
Realism as an art movement was led by Gustave Courbet in France. It spread across Europe and was influential for the rest of the century and beyond, but as it became adopted into the mainstream of painting it becomes less common and useful as a term to define artistic style. After the arrival of Impressionism and later movements which downgraded the importance of precise illusionistic brushwork, it often came to refer simply to the use of a more traditional and tighter painting style. It has been used for a number of later movements and trends in art, some involving careful illusionistic representation, such as Photorealism, and others the depiction of "realist" subject matter in a social sense, or attempts at both.
My name is Marco Ortolan. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. I studied at Buenos Aires and Venice. Canal 11 TV. Galerías San Telmo. 1995 Bienal U.B. 1998 Comuna de Fiando Romano.ROMA (Italia) 1999 Latín American Art. Museum. (EE.UU.). 1999 Metropolismo (Portugal). 1999 Museo de Arte Americano.(Uruguay). Exposiciones Individuales 2000-02 Provincia de Venecia (Italia). 2001 Bic Argentina (Museo Renault). 2001 Paseo Alcorta 2002 Mar del Plata. 2002 Treviso ( Italia) 2002 Ministerio del Interior. 2003 Inst. Dante Alighieri. 2003 Gal. Forma. 2004 Gal. Forma. 2004 Centro Naval. 2005 U.C.E.S 2005 Bahía Blanca Shopping. 2005 Merck Laboratorios. 2006 U.C.E.S 2006 Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires. 2007 Centro Cultural Borges. 2007 Hipodromo de Palermo - Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina. 2007 "Che Tango" - Exposicion Permanente de Boligrafos sobre Papel con tematica Tanguera. 2008 Veritrade (Reproducciones Artisticas) Munich. 2008 Microotel - Costa Salguero 2008 Ushuaia. Arteclasica 2008 Galeria de Arte "Grandes Maestros" (Argentina) 2008 Galeria Marier (Argentina) 2009 Galeria el Greco (Veracruz - Mexico) 2009 Galeria "OWO" (Porto - Portugal) 2009 Galeria "Espacio Arroyo" (Bs.As.) 2009 Galeria "Grandes Maestros (Bs.As) 2009 Museo Quinquela Martin (Bs.As. - Arg.) 2010 Galeria BR Art Gallery (Bs.As)