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courbet

Gustave Courbet, The Stonebreakers, 1849. Wikimedia Commons.

The mid-19th century style known as Realism differed from the academic Salon painting popular at the time by its

A

reference to Greco-Roman history and mythology.

B

focus on the effects of light to create a sense of elusiveness and impermanence.

C

depictions of the working class and peasants presented on a large scale.

D

use of theatrical drama to convey a feeling for the “sublime”.

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