wrote Rougon-Macquart a 20 volume series about the natural and social history of the family-gave value to alcoholism and prostitutes
wrote War and Peace which was set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia, it gave a vivid description of military life and character portrayal
wrote Crime and Punishment; wrote The Brothers Karamazov; combined narrative skill and acute psychological and moral observation with profound insights into human nature; said major problem is that humans have lost their spiritual belief
reaction against realism; primarily poetry; examples are Yeats and Rilke, who were outside the popular culture cuz no one could understand their personal language
type of literature that accepted the material world as real, so literature should be; addressed social problems contributed to the understanding of the world; a continuation of realism minus liberal optimism
An artistic movement that sought to capture a momentary feel, or impression, of the piece they were drawing
sought to put into painting his impressions of the changing effects of light on objects in nature; painted "Louveciennes";said to be founder of Impressionism
sought to capture the interplay of light, water, and atmosphere; painted "Impression, Sunrise"
woman painter; painted "Young Girl by the Window"; said "I don't think there has ever been a man who treated a woman as an equal, and that's all I would have asked, for I know I'm worth as much as they."
retained Impressionist emphasis on light and color, but paid more attention to structure and form
sought to express visually the underlying geometric structure and form of everything; painted "Woman with Coffee Pot"; said "You must see in nature the cylinder, the sphere, and the cone."
believed color could act as its own language; painted "The Starry Night" (hehe remember the way he painted probably was what he saw cuz he was a druggie)
this new product created by Eastman made painters lead even more to abstract forms of art. It made them feel like if this thing can make realistic pictures better than us, why should we bother?
used geometric designs as visual stimuli to recreate reality in the viewer's mind; Picasso is an example of this type of art
painted "Les Demoiseles d'Avignon"; painted "The Guitarist" which was Cubism
first Abstract painter; sought to avoid representation altogether and believed that art should speak directly to the soul to avoid any reference to visual reality and concentrate on color; painted "Painting with White Border"
Norwegian nationalist who expressed in the lyric melodies found in the folk music of his homeland; composed "Peer Gynt Suite" (if you havent looked this song up already-Click this NOW! --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_tZ7pgSiPI---you will recognize it right away and you will be like "OMG!!")
composed "Afternoon of a Faun" inspired by Mallarme's poem-it recreated in sound the overall feeling of the poem (if you still don't know who this is, Bella and Edward talk about this guy's music in Twilight)
composed "The Firebird" "Petrushka" and "The Rite of Spring" all based on Russian folk dances. his "The Rite of Spring" caused a brawl in the theatre when it came out (if you click this and fast forward to 3:00--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjX3oAwv_Fs--you will totally understand why!! weird right??)