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Neo-Classical v. Romanticism. Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii (1784). Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat (1793). Hebe by Canova (1800–05). Adam style, Interior of Home House in London, designed by Robert Adam in 1777.

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Neo classical v romanticism

Neo-Classical v. Romanticism


Neo classical v romanticism

Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of the Horatii (1784)


Neo classical v romanticism

Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat (1793)


Neo classical v romanticism

Hebe by Canova (1800–05)


Neo classical v romanticism

Adam style, Interior of Home House in London,

designed by Robert Adam in 1777


Neo classical v romanticism

Westover Plantation, Virginia


Neo classical v romanticism

Governor’s Place, Williamsburg, Virginia


Neo classical v romanticism

The Picturesque


Neo classical v romanticism

Plan for the gardens at Versailles


Neo classical v romanticism

Alexander Pope’s Grotto


Neo classical v romanticism

Gardens, Hampton Court Palace


Neo classical v romanticism

Alexander Pope, Essay on Man (1732-34)

All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee

All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see;

All Discord, Harmony not understood;

All partial Evil, universal Good;

And, spite of Pride, in erring Reason’s spite,

One Truth is clear, WHATEVER IS, IS RIGHT.


Neo classical v romanticism

William Blake, Infant Joy from Songs of Innocence (1789)


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William Blake, Plate 21, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)


Neo classical v romanticism

Eugene Delacroix, The Death of Sardanapal (1827)


Neo classical v romanticism

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog (c. 1818)


Neo classical v romanticism

John Constable, Rainstorm Off the Coast of Briton (1824-28)


Neo classical v romanticism

J.M.W. Turner, Staffa, Fingal’s Cave (1832)


Neo classical v romanticism

  • William Hazlitt, “On the Character of Rousseau”:

    The only quality which he possessed in an eminent degree, which alone raised him above ordinary men, and which gave to his writings and opinions an influence greater, perhaps, than has been exerted by any individual in modern times, was extreme sensibility, or an acute and even morbid feeling of all that related to his own impressions, to the objects and events of his life…. The best of all his works is the “Confessions”…. It relates entirely to himself; and no one was ever so at home on this subject as he was.


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