The case for Realism


What’s the point of making realistic paintings when photography can do the trick? We look at the history of artists recreating the world as we see it and ponder why it’s still happening.

Cite this page as: The Art Assignment, "The case for Realism," in Smarthistory, March 4, 2019, accessed August 24, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/the-case-for-realism/.