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Famous Genre Paintings from the Realism Movement

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List of the most popular genre paintings from the realism movement, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The realism period was an extremely important awakening in the world of art, so it's not surprising that many historic genre paintings were created during that time. Renowned realism movement genre paintings are highly sought after, so if you want to add one to your collection you better start saving now. Click on the names of the famous realism movement genre painting works to see more information about each one.

This list features items like The Persistence of Memory and I and the Village.

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  • A Burial At Ornans

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    Burial at Ornans (1849-1850) is a painting by French artist Gustave Courbet....  more
    • Artist: Gustave Courbet
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism
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    Interior, also known as The Rape, is an oil painting on canvas by Edgar Degas, painted in 1868–1869. Described as "the most puzzling of Degas's major works", it depicts a tense confrontation by lamplight between a man and a partially undressed woman. The theatrical character of the scene has led art historians to seek a literary source for the composition, but none of the sources proposed has met with universal acceptance. Even the painting's title is uncertain; acquaintances of the artist referred to it either as Le Viol or Intérieur, and it was under the latter title that Degas exhibited it for the first time in 1905. The painting is housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art....  more
    • Artist: Edgar Degas
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism
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    La rencontre (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet) (1854) is a painting by French artist Gustave Courbet....  more
    • Artist: Gustave Courbet
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism
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    • Artist: Robert Cook
    • Subject: Mare, Horse, Colt
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Realism