Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Lewis & Clark College

Realism in Painting

Added on by jay odenbaugh.

One topic we have talked about is realism in painting. So, here is your pair of questions. First, what do you think makes a painting "realistic"? Second, Ambrose Vollard was a famous French art collector who supported Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, and many other artists. Which portrait below is most realistic of him given your answer to the first question?