About the Painting

The Realists depicted everyday subjects and situations in contemporary settings, and attempted to depict individuals of all social classes in a similar manner. Gloomy earth toned palettes were used to ignore beauty and idealization that was typically found in art. This movement sparked controversy because it purposefully criticized social values and the upper classes, as well as examining the new values that came along with the industrial revolution. Realism is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern art movement due to the push to incorporate modern life and art together [3]. Classical idealism and Romantic emotionalism and drama were avoided equally, and often sordid or untidy elements of subjects were not smoothed over or omitted. Social realism emphasizes the depiction of the working class, and treating them with the same seriousness as other classes in art, but realism, as the avoidance of artificiality, in the treatment of human relations and emotions was also an aim of Realism. Treatments of subjects in a heroic or sentimental manner were equally rejected.[4]From Artist's Statment at Saatchi Art
  • Artist: Marco Ortolan
  • Created: Unknown
  • Media: Oil on Wood
  • Size: 15.7 W x 15.7 H
  • Price: $810 at Saatchi Art

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About the Artist

Marco Ortolan Artist
I like to live life to the fullest and where FREEDOM is the greatest value to defend. I like to go out with elegant women and enjoy rock and roll. When I’m not painting I’m devoted to Architecture. The inspiration is something that arises spontaneously and without looking for it. It is something phenomenal in my case.