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255Realism  
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  • 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.
    Realism in art (applied in visual arts, theatre, and literature) is the portrayal of scenes, objects, and people in ways that are immediately intelligible to the viewer, spectator or reader, with the themes focusing on the reality of life as it is, without idealisation.
SOURCE
  • Clarke 2001
  • Frazier 2000
  • Πανεπιστήμιο της Οξφόρδης 1998
  • Ρηντ κ.ά. 1986
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  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
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  • Sichani Anna-Maria (AA)
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