Realism in art is a term used to describe accurate, detailed, unembellished depiction of nature or of contemporary life in paintings and drawings. The Realism movement is one of the key art periods in human history, during which artists engineered a profound shift in the way that art was created, defined, and conceptualized.
Realism rejects imaginative idealization in favour of a close observation of outward appearances. Realism is broadly considered the beginning of modern art. Literally, this is due to its conviction that everyday life and the modern world were suitable subjects for art. Philosophically, Realism embraced the progressive aims of modernism, seeking new truths through the reexamination and overturning of traditional systems of values and beliefs.
The Rose Gallery are pleased to showcase our artists working in realism, Artists such as Ian Faulkner with realistic contemporary portraits, Debbie Boon with her detailed Animal artwork, and Mia Tarney with her realistic flower and botanical artwork.