Academic realism munich school


Strongly aligned with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich Germany, Academic Realism "is the most important artistic movement of Greek Art in the 19th century with strong influences from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Munich." Characteristic style is an abundant, use of colors that overshadow figural expression, theatrical or dramatic presentation, and focus on urban and rural life with special attention to architecture. Academic Realist painters specialized in still life, portraits and landscapes, and included Theodoros Vryzakis and Dionysios Tsokos, Greek artists in residence at the Munich Academy who were from the newly freed Greece from Turkey. The movement diminished in the mid 19th century with painters moving towards impressionism, and ended when Greek painters departed from the Munich Academy to teach at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Source: