Royal Academy in England

SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723-1792) Royal Academy in England: Classicism and Conservatism Although the Royal Academy in England was established one hundred years later than the Royal Academy in France, England’s academic system was part on an ongoing rivalry for dominance...

Avant-Garde Realism in France

THE AVANT-GARDE IN FRANCE The Generation of Realism 1850s In 1845, The art critic, Théophile Thoré (who “discovered” Vermeer) complained that French art was “..without system, without direction, and abandoned to individual fantasy.” According...

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