Very interesting and I am thinking of English painters to compare- perhaps the Newlyn School. Maybe the Camden Group. Is there a related naturalism in English Literature, I wonder. It seems Naturalism is often very dark toned. Thanks for this!
Over the last year, I have been gradually amassing articles here as I have been studying Naturalist painting in the late nineteenth century. This is the final article in a series of nine which brings together a summary, indexed against the previous eight articles in the series, links to each of the articles about themes in Naturalist painting, an alphabetical list of artists covered in separate articles, and a list of recommended books.
I will try to keep this article updated, so that you can use it as a reference.
Naturalist painting is the visual art sibling of literary Naturalism, typified by the Rougon-Macquart novels of Émile Zola.
It emerged gradually from ‘social realist’ painting, particularly that of rural deprivation, notably the work of Jean-François Millet, during the 1860s and 70s.
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