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Examples of Art 
from 
The Romantic Period 
ca. 1798 – 1832 
by Fiona Jane Ellingsen
Definition 
Romanticism refers to a movement in art, 
literature, and music during the early 19th century. 
Romanticism is...
Visual Arts 
• Neoclassical art was 
rigid, severe, and 
unemotional; it 
hearkened back to 
ancient Greece and 
Rome 
• R...
Visual Arts: Examples 
Neoclassical Art 
Romantic Art
John Singleton Copley – Charles I Demanding the Five Members 
in the House of Commons in 1642
The “Pilgrims” by Robert W. Weir (1844)
Mr and Mrs Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough . Painted about 1950. Oil on Canvas
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851), The Shipwreck, exhibited 1805. Oil on canvas. 
About 1800, shipwreck i...
The Cornfield by the English 
artist John Constable. 1826
Flatford Mill (Scene on a Navigable River) by 
English artist John Constable, painted in 1816.
John Constable, Stonehenge, 1835 Watercolour
The Second of May 1808, also known as The Charge of the Mamelukes by the Spanish 
painter Francisco Goya.
Liberty Leading 
the People by 
Eugène Delacroix
Eldena Abbey in Germany. The early 19th century Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich 
made it the subject of several pa...
Winter Landscape with Church by Caspar David Friedrich, 1811
"Death and the woodcutter" by Jean Francois Millet, 1851
The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence located in Brighton , England, United Kingdom. It was built in three stages...
The Houses of Parliament with Big Ben originates from 1840 after a 
fire destroyed the previous building. The Gothic style...
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  1. 1. Examples of Art from The Romantic Period ca. 1798 – 1832 by Fiona Jane Ellingsen
  2. 2. Definition Romanticism refers to a movement in art, literature, and music during the early 19th century. Romanticism is characterized by the 5 “I”s • Imagination • Intuition • Idealism • Inspiration • Individuality
  3. 3. Visual Arts • Neoclassical art was rigid, severe, and unemotional; it hearkened back to ancient Greece and Rome • Romantic art was emotional, deeply-felt, individualistic, and exotic. It has been described as a reaction to Neoclassicism, or “anti-Classicism.”
  4. 4. Visual Arts: Examples Neoclassical Art Romantic Art
  5. 5. John Singleton Copley – Charles I Demanding the Five Members in the House of Commons in 1642
  6. 6. The “Pilgrims” by Robert W. Weir (1844)
  7. 7. Mr and Mrs Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough . Painted about 1950. Oil on Canvas
  8. 8. Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851), The Shipwreck, exhibited 1805. Oil on canvas. About 1800, shipwreck imagery figured prominently in both art and literature, often serving as a metaphor for human vulnerability before the forces of nature. With this painting, Turner, who often painted marine pictures, was probably depicting the recent sinking of the Earl of Abergavenny off the coast of Weymouth in 1805.
  9. 9. The Cornfield by the English artist John Constable. 1826
  10. 10. Flatford Mill (Scene on a Navigable River) by English artist John Constable, painted in 1816.
  11. 11. John Constable, Stonehenge, 1835 Watercolour
  12. 12. The Second of May 1808, also known as The Charge of the Mamelukes by the Spanish painter Francisco Goya.
  13. 13. Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix
  14. 14. Eldena Abbey in Germany. The early 19th century Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich made it the subject of several paintings.
  15. 15. Winter Landscape with Church by Caspar David Friedrich, 1811
  16. 16. "Death and the woodcutter" by Jean Francois Millet, 1851
  17. 17. The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence located in Brighton , England, United Kingdom. It was built in three stages, beginning in 1787, as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. It is often referred to as the Brighton Pavilion.
  18. 18. The Houses of Parliament with Big Ben originates from 1840 after a fire destroyed the previous building. The Gothic style was designed by Sir Charles Barry with help from A.W. Pugin.

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