Courbet’s Burial at Ornans, moder art discussion help

part 1 read the 2 articles and watch the 2 videos below and answer the following 2 of 1 page double spaced.

Modern Artists

  • Do you think the artists discussed in this section are completely “modern”?
  • Have you learned something more about them, their techniques, and subject matter that surprised you?

Online Articles and Videos

Courbet’s Burial at Ornans
by Khan AcademyCheck out Gustave Courbet’s A Burial at Ornans.

The Stonebreakers
by Khan AcademyReview Courbet’s painting, The Stonebreakers of 1849.

Millet’s The Gleaners
by Khan AcademyRead about Jean-François Millet’s The Gleaners, 1857.

Degas’ The Dance Class
by Khan AcademyExplore Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas’ The Dance Class.

part 2  total of 2 pages double spaced arial 12 font

Essay on Art in Paris 

You are an American visiting Paris on a “Grand Tour” in 1872. Your previous experience with art has been seeing the portraits of your family members and pretty landscape paintings done by American artists in the early and mid-nineteenth century. You are looking at all the new sights and art that Paris has to offer and have been invited to the first impressionist exhibition.

  • Write a letter home describing the paintings you see
  • Try to explain what these artists are trying to achieve