Examples of realism in art include: Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," the works of Winslow Homer and Gustave Coubert's "A Burial at Ornans." Examples of realism in literature are the works of Mark Twain and Henry James. F... More »

In art and literature, realism expresses a message that depicts situations realistically, whereas romanticism illustrates messages by using fiction. Romanticism focuses on plot, hyperbole, metaphor and feeling. In contra... More »

Modern art, 1850-1970, is a school of thought in reaction against rationalism and mechanistic metaphors for society in the wake of the Industrial Revolution and the development of photography. Although modern artists com... More »

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Leonardo Da Vinci received fame and recognition primarily for his exceptional works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, but he made significant contributions in the fields of writing and math, and was an... More »

Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting measures 30 by 20 inches. The painting possibly portrays Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine cloth merchant, and is on display in the Louvre in Paris. More »

Renaissance art is best characterized as a form focusing on Christian religious imagery using the classical influences of ancient Greek and Roman art and applying scientific and mathematic principles to create depth and ... More »

Examples of aesthetic theories of art include imitationalism, formalism, emotionalism and instrumentalism. These four theories are commonly used to set the criteria that is used to evaluate a work of art. More »