Humanities Discussion

The last quarter of the 19th century saw a shift within the art world from male-dominated history and genre scenes to female-dominated interiors and landscapes, along with a shift in artistic discourse from the theories of John Ruskin to those of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Describe the theories of each of these figures and why this shift occurred. Then discuss the differences between the two types of art associated with these theories, using specific examples.

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