Romanticism revision (new)

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Romanticism revision (new)

  1. 1. Romanticism Revision
  2. 2. Characteristics  Romanticism is characterised by:  Imaginative and subjective approach  Emotional intensity  Dream-like or visionary quality  Suggestion states or intense feelings, mystical
  3. 3. Subjects  The subjects chosen tend to be:  Nature, especially wild and mysterious  Exotic  Melancholy  Melodramatic facts that evoke passion
  4. 4. Other Characteristics  It stressed emotion, imagination and freedom  Denied previous social conventions such as the position of the aristocracy  Influenced by the Illustration
  5. 5. Values  Cult of the artist as a genius  Emphasis on common language  Depiction of apparently daily experience  Experimentation with non- classical forms
  6. 6. Interests  The past  Old forms  Ruins in contact with nature  Mythic and legendary material  Low culture was higher valuate that high culture
  7. 7. France  It is the time of Napoleonic wars so it was inspired in contemporary events  Style is colourful and emotional  Main artists are:  Gericault  Delacroix
  8. 8. France  Gericault:  He emphasized the heroism and sufferance  Powerful brushstrokes  Conflicting light and dark tones  Sense of isolation and vulnerability  Work: The Raft of the Medusa
  9. 9. France  Delacroix:  Subjects frequently taken from literature  Use of colour to create an effect of pure energy and emotion  Half-tones derived from juxtaposing to a colour its complement  Energetic vibration and nervous brushstrokes  Works: Death of Sardanapalus, Freedom Conducting the Country, Massacre at Chios
  10. 10. Germany  Painting was inspired by the conception of nature as a manifestation of the divine.  Symbolic landscape paining  Authors:  Friedrich  The Nazarenes:  Attempted to discover the style and spirit of medieval art  Overbeck and von Schwind (Germanic mythology and fairy tales).
  11. 11. Germany  Friedrich:  Meditative landscaped  Paintings of lucid and meticulous style  Subtle mystical feeling and sense of melancholy, solitude  Romantic pessimism
  12. 12. England  Landscapes were essential  Innovative styles with simplicity of style  Influences of William Blake  Constable  Landscapes influenced by feelings  He worked in open air  Luminous colours  Thick brushwork.
  13. 13. England  Turner:  Radical pictorial vision  Concerned with atmospheric effects of light and colour  It is frequent to find in his works clouds, mist, snow  Objects look to dissolve in his works
  14. 14. Late Romanticism  French Barbizon School:  Quiet and atmospheric landscapes  Authors: Corot and Rousseau  Pre-Raphaelites:  They revived the medieval mission of the Nazarenes  Arthur’s legend and feminine images  Authors: Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Millais
  15. 15. Rosetti Millais
  16. 16. Influence  Barbizon School is linked to Impressionism  Symbolist movement:  Subjectivity  Imagination  Dream-like imagery  Freedom in Arts continues nowadays.

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