The Industrial Revolution added an new clientele to the painting market, a new awarness of daily life. Gustave Courbet was one of the first to grasp this new style of life and paint workers, and merchants in a more serious spirit. The Industrial Age was the coming of machine, it changed everything. History painting became anecdotal. Religous moved to more introspective, Romanticism formed from mythological styles. Paintings of landscapes became geographically identifible and still life paintings humbled this new everyday life style. Paintings had to shrink, modern day houses could not fit wall sized pictures, and art as a whole became not so grand, but approachable.

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