Romanticism ~ Art History ~ Romance Era Show ~  186 Slides ~ Public Domain Art

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This is a powerpoint presentation about ROMANTICISM Art History or ROMANCE ERA Art History. There are 186 highly visual slides.

EXCERPT 1: OVERVIEW BULLET POINTS

-began in Europe toward the end of the 18th century
-in part a reaction against the Industrial Revolution
-at its peak from 1800 to 1850
-emotion and individualism were the ideals
-the past and nature were glorified
-medieval was preferred to the classical.
-big impact on the visual arts, music, and literature,
-associated with liberalism and radicalism
-eventually aided the growth of nationalism (Fascists)
-alternatively called the Romantic era or the Romantic period.
-intense emotion became an authentic source of aesthetic experience
-apprehension, horror, terror, and awe were such intense emotions.
-folk art and ancient custom recognized
-revived medievalism
-lauded heroic individualists
-individual imagination encouraged
-Realism considered its polar opposite.
-Philosopher Isaiah Berlin summed up Romanticism, “embodied a new and restless spirit, seeking violently to burst through old and cramping forms, a nervous preoccupation with perpetually changing inner states of consciousness, a longing for the unbounded and the indefinable, for perpetual movement and change, an effort to return to the forgotten sources of life, a passionate effort at self-assertion both individual and collective, a search after means of expressing an unappeasable yearning for unattainable goals."

ARTISTS COVERED INCLUDE:
WILLIAM BLAKE
JOHN CONSTABLE
JOHAN CHRISTIAN DAHL
EUGENE DELACROIX
CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH
HENRY FUSELI
THEODORE GERICAULT
FRANCISCO GOYA
JOHN MARTIN
SAMUEL PALMER
JMW TURNER

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