Examples of art and architecture from romantic period
Examples of Art
The Romantic Period
ca. 1798 – 1832
by Fiona Jane Ellingsen
Romanticism refers to a movement in art,
literature, and music during the early 19th century.
Romanticism is characterized by the 5 “I”s
• Neoclassical art was
rigid, severe, and
hearkened back to
ancient Greece and
• Romantic art was
exotic. It has been
described as a reaction
to Neoclassicism, or
Visual Arts: Examples
John Singleton Copley – Charles I Demanding the Five Members
in the House of Commons in 1642
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 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.
The Cornfield by the English
artist John Constable. 1826
Flatford Mill (Scene on a Navigable River) by
English artist John Constable, painted in 1816.
The Second of May 1808, also known as The Charge of the Mamelukes by the Spanish
painter Francisco Goya.
the People by
Eldena Abbey in Germany. The early 19th century Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich
made it the subject of several paintings.
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, 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.
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.