Naturalism By: Julia, Adam, Nick,Robert

Naturalism: Naturalism is the style and the theory of representation based on accurate depiction of detail. Thinking philosophical he can be if you put according to which everything arises from natural causes. The purpose of naturalism is so that it eliminates all supernatural series it uses science such as biology and chemistry and even physics to prove theories.

Naturalism Artists:

Naturalism in art refers to the depiction of realistic objects in a natural setting. The Realist movement of the 19th century advocated naturalism in reaction to the stylized and idealized depictions of subjects in Romanticism, but many painters have used a similar approach over the centuries.

Thomas Eakins - Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history.

John James Audubon - John James Audubon was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.

Edward Hopper - Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching.

Naturalistic Writers:

Naturalism suggests that using logical permission and with writers use serious human beings as objective for technique.Naturalization is a very liberal movement that is the study of scientific method of a fictional piece of work.It began as a part of it highlighted logic and using impersonality over imagination.Common writers for this was Thomas Hardy, Stefan Crane, and Frank Norris. They really enhanced the fact of the world.These writers looked into more natural things at the time they looked into misery ,racism ,violence and corruption then portrayed it for the public to see.Attempts to apply scientific objectivity to literature. Characters are studied through relationships and actions. Writers believed the laws behind human interactions could be studied and understood.Used version of the scientific method to write.

The story Maggie: A Girl of the Streets was written in 1893 author Stephen Crane. This novel was put out to publicize the poverty that immigrants were being put through when they came into America. They were looking to start their own American dream. This was when the industrialization was breaking through. This book explains the truth that was going on behind closed doors and how the USA economy couldn't handle the influx of people.

Another example of a naturalistic book is McTeauge by Frank Noris. This book is based off of poverty. McTeauge marries a girl named Trina she won a $5000 lottery ticket. She is very hesitant to use it because she wants her husband understand the principle of income. She wants them to be able to live off his income from his dentist practice. There's another character named Marcus that gets very jealous by the marriage and accuses McTeauge of not having a license or a degree for the dentist practice and he loses his job. McTeauge steals all the money his wife has, then leaves her. She withdraws the money from the lottery ticket because she's left with no money. He returns and asks for money simply for food but she denies then beats his wife to death. He then fleas for Mexico and people are on the hunt for him. Marcus finds him in Death Valley where he's working but he then kills Marcus. The reason why this book is such a great example of naturalism because in this time error when this book was written which was in 1899 poverty was a huge thing. People were constantly scrapping for money and trying to make ends meet. This book shows how bitter and ruthless people can be for just money that happiness for some people only comes from digging up a gold and not having a successful marriage or a successful family or just a simple job that brings home dinner to on the table.

Naturalistic Music:

In the 19th century realism and naturalism responses to romanticism. The way music was written is how people were able to depict the naturalistic state they were in. Music that was considered to be pure and uncut. The text of the music would represent the controversy at time. People would write music depending on how they're feeling economically politically and based on what state or country was in. Many operas would consider Verismo. This is also known as realistic.

An example of a naturalistic song was union along the line by Phillips Thomas. This was written in the 19 century in the USA. This song is about the how people feel working in a factory. It says "the crisis dark rooms before us our chains are being tighter drawn the dollar rules the great republic and the man or laugh to scorn". These people put their trust in parties but they are really being tossed around like barnyard animals. They're concerned about their wife and children at home with them not making enough ends meet for them. They feel misled they feel like they were betrayed and that they're finally standing up to the oppression.

Song Lyrics:

The crisis darkly looms before us, Our chains are being tighter drawn,The dollar rules the great RepublicAnd rights of men are laughed to scorn.

(CHORUS:) If our right we would recover, We must at the polls combine,Our only prospect for the future,Is union all along the line.

For long we've put our trust in parties,Whose promises are subtle snares,They buy and sell the poor like cattle,To pander to the millionaires.


Make a stand against oppression, Nor at the feet of Mammon(3) cower, And let the ballot be our weapon,To make the tyrant feel our power.


Do not heed the party shouters,Striving ever to mislead; Think rather of your wives and children, The victims of the usurer's greed.


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