Realist Art and Photography


Invention of Photography

Approx. 1839 A.D.

Hawes and Southworth, Early operation under Ether,ca. 1847

Approx. 1847 A.D.

Josiah Johnson Hawes and Albert Southworth
General Hospital
Daguerreotype: : direct-positive photographic image made on silver-coated copper plates

Courbet's The Stone Breakers, 1849

1849 A.D.

Gustave Courbet
destroyed in one of the world wars along with many other artworks in a gallery (doesn't exist anymore)
5x8 ft. HUGE!

Daumier's Nadar Raising Photography to the Height of Art, 1862

1862 A.D.

Honore’ Daumier

Lithograph (since 1798) forging multiple copies of art works
Importance of caricature and political satire
*Realism and Modernity of subject matter
Depiction of the mundane and everyday - the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent
The Artist is a “contemporary” of his time

Daumier's The Third-Class Carriage, 1862

1862 A.D.

Honore’ Daumier

Manet's Olympia, 1863

1863 A.D.

27-33 Edouard Manet

O’Sullivan's, A Harvest of Death, 1863

1863 A.D.

Timothy O’Sullivan
July 1863
Albumen print

Cameron's Ophelia, 1867

1867 A.D.

Julia Margaret Cameron (BR noblewoman)

Eakins' The Gross Clinic, 1875

1875 A.D.

Thomas Eakins

Muybridge's Horse Galloping, 1878

1878 A.D.

Edward Muybridge