Talk:Classical Realism

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Revise List of Artists[edit]

Removed Candace Whittemore Lovely from the list of highly influential Classical Realist artists due to mis-categorization. The artist, on her web site and Wikipedia page, categorizes herself as an American Impressionist painter. This is a completely separate genre from Classical Realism. The artist uses Impressionist color techniques and photographic copies/references as a central aspect of her process, which are inconsistent with Classical Realist techniques which emphasize form and value over color and eschew the use of photographic references. In addition, there may be a conflict of interest in violation of Wikipedia's rules, as it appears Efarnham17 may have a marketing or publicity connection with the artist.

Suggested criteria for identifying influential artists of this genre:

  • Founded a major school, institution or Atelier which is dedicated to Classical Realist art or methods.
  • Trained a large population of students using Classical Realist techniques.
  • Exhibitions reviewed or cited by major art criticism publications which locate the artist's work in the Classical Realist genre, such as The New Criterion, the New York Times, etc.
  • Formal recognition by major arts institutions which support Classical Realism such as the Art Renewal Center, American Masters exhibition of the Salmagundi Club, The National Arts Club, etc.
  • History of exhibitions in major galleries that support Classical Realist artists as a primary area of focus, such as Arcadia Gallery, John Pence Gallery, etc.

Tshelford (talk) 15:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Page swaps[edit]

I've swapped the page contents so that Classical realism now redirects here, rather than vice-versa, so that the page name reflects the proper capitalization of the word Realism. This unfortunately means that the edit history for Classical realism and the original Talk page have been left back at the redirect page. This can be fixed by a deletion, a move and a recreated redirect, if anyone thinks this is a problem. Clicketyclack 14:50, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Odd Redirect[edit]

The link for New York Realism seems to direct back to this article. It's a little confusing that a link in the phrase "not to be confused with New York Classicism" links back to the subject with which it's not supposed to be confused. Grcaldwell (talk) 09:37, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

puffery and NPOV[edit]

this page is very much NPOV & I am very tempted to go through and strip out many of the claims that rely for sources on the proponents of this style.

In particular, I don't think classical realism is realist in any meaningful sense of the word, (and it isn't very classical either). The claim that `Classical Realist artists attempt to revive the idea of art production as it was traditionally understood: mastery of a craft in order to make objects that gratify and ennoble those who see them.' is also pretty dodgy, and so-on. Unless anyone has any objections, I'd quite like to go through and try and weed out many of the very POV phrases used. Keir Leslie (talk) 10:01, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

Too many - requires pruning...Modernist (talk) 16:28, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Removed redlinks...Modernist (talk) 14:36, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Revise list of Atelier schools[edit]

An article about Classical Realism that does not contain The Florence Academy of Art, Angel Academy or Grand Central Atelier (with founders Daniel Graves, John Michael Angel and Jacob Collins) is simply not relevant to the subject. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:40, 22 October 2015 (UTC)