Art Styles of the 1800s
By: Gabby Gaskin
Realism took hold in the west. It focuses works on the harsh side of life in cities or villages. The works aimed to represent the world as it is. They wanted to show the world as it was in that time. Many of the artist of this era wanted to improve the lives of the unfortunate. The paintings also focused on the men and women of the working classes.
Post-Impressionism came after photography and impressionism. Post-Impressionism developed a variety of styles. Many famous artists of this time were George Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. Vincent Van Gogh was known for his sharp brush lines and bright colors. George Seurat is known for his work of art with small dots of color. The small dots defined the shapes of objects.