American Realism

Instructor: Saskia Ozols

prerequisites: there are no prerequisites for this class

oil sketch of Walt Whitman
by Thomas Eakins

This class explores technical and conceptual tendencies of Realist painting along with the lineage through Early America and connection to European Classicism and Neo-Classicism. Select Literary figures with relationships to the development of Realist painting will also be addressed. The class will embark on at least one group excursion to analyze Realist paint quality and application from direct observation.