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Classroom or Home Activity: Realism and Idealism—Art and Literature

Classroom or Home Activity: Realism and Idealism—Art and Literature

Discussion questions and activity ideas to be used with the following works of art: Distant View of Niagara Falls; Yosemite; Roof, Summer Night; Tanks #2; Miner Joe; Nighthawks; and Night life. Students will explore concepts of realism (or naturalism) and idealism (or romanticism) in the art and literature of 19th- and 20th-century America.

19th century, 20th century, American, landscapes, urban life
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Education

Fine Arts, Language Arts
High School, Middle School

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