The Realism style and art movement began in 1850s France, after the revolution. Seeking respite from the dramatic French Romanticism, Realism decor and art focuses on ordinary situations and truths.
Recognized as the first true modern art movement, Realism pays homage to the objective world's beauty, conventions, and realities. Realists revolted against the dreamy, romantic images of antiquity and created great works of portraiture, landscape art, and sculpture. Purveyors of antique fine art will be amazed at our collection of authentic Realist art and decor.