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Madame Recamire, 1800, by Jacques-Louis David


Girl Seated in a Cemetery,1824,

By Eugene Delacroix


Classicism

An artistic movement characterized by attention to form and influenced by the classical writers of Greece and Rome.

A dominant philosophy of the Age of Reason, it stressed reason, clarity, balance and order as valued by the ancient Greeks and Romans

It flourished from 1660-1800


Classicism

Traits:

Practicality

Conservationism

Rigidity

Plain

Boring

Staid

Sober

Ordinary

Restraint

Reason

Unity

Simplicity

Balance

Organization

Control

Symmetry


Classicism

Classical works provoke an intellectual response


Romanticism

  • A literary and artistic movement of the 19th century that rose in reaction to 18th century classicism.

  • This philosophy placed a premium on the fanciful, the imaginative, the emotional, and the exotic.

  • The approximate dates of the period were 1800-1850


Romanticism

Flashy

Contemporary

Exciting

Interesting

Free/Open

Traits:

Natural

Extraordinary

Creative

Imaginative

Excessive


Romanticism

Romantic works provoke an emotional response


Madame Recamire, 1800, by Jacques-Louis David


Girl Seated in a Cemetery,1824,

By Eugene Delacroix


Madame Recamire, 1800, by Jacques-Louis David

  • Classical period. 

  • The woman is dressed like a classic Greek statue.

  • There is just the lamp and couch, no other furniture.

  • The colors are not bright and shocking, but soft and gentle.

  • The overall image is sharp, simple, calm, elegant, and orderly. 

  • Many of the paintings of the Classical period had these traits. 

Music of the Classical period was clean, elegant, balanced, controlled, and simple, just like the painting above.


Girl Seated in a Cemetery,1824,

By Eugene Delacroix

  • Romantic period. 

  • This painting was made at the end of the Classical period, in 1824.

  • The girl's face is not calm like in the painting above.

  • This girl is afraid.

  • There are more colors in this painting, and they are more vivid.

  • Do you see the crosses at the bottom of the image?

  • The girl is sitting in a graveyard.

  • This painting has more emotion and is more intense than the previous image

The artist Delacroix is considered a painter of the Romanticperiod because of the use of bold colors and strong emotions found in his paintings.


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • An emphasis on imagination as a key to revealing the innermost depths of the human spirit


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • A great interest in the picturesque and exotic aspects of the past (nostalgia for the past)


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • An enthusiasm for portraying national life and character


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • The celebration of the beauty and mystery of nature


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • A fascination with the supernatural and the gothic


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • A sense of idealism


Trends ofthe Romantic Movement

  • A focus on the individual


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