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  1. ROMANTICISM: The Artistic Expression of Liberalism By: Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

  2. A Growing Distrust of Reason Early19c Enlightenment Romanticism Society is good, curbing violent impulses! Civilization corrupts! • Life is subjective and emotional. • Knowledge is less important than great historical forces. • “Individual rights” are selfishness  the community is more important.

  3. The Romantic Movement • 1790s and peaked in the 1820s. • Northern Europe, (Britain and Germany). • A reaction against classicism. • The “Romantic Hero:” • Lord Byron • Youth imitated his haughtiness and rebelliousness.

  4. 1. Emotions! Passion! Irrationality!

  5. Characteristics of Romanticism The Engaged & Enraged Artist: • The artist apart from society. • The artist as social critic/revolutionary. • The artist as genius.

  6. Wandering Above the Sea of FogCaspar David Friedrich,1818

  7. Lady Macbeth - Henry Fuseli, 1794

  8. 2. The "Rugged" Individual

  9. Characteristics of Romanticism The Individual/ The Dreamer: • Individuals have endless potential. • Self-realization comes through art • Artists are philosophers.

  10. The Dreamer Gaspar David Friedrich, 1835

  11. Solitary Tree Caspar David Friedrich, 1823

  12. 3. The Power & Fury of Nature

  13. Characteristics of Romanticism Glorification of Nature: • Peaceful, restorative qualities. • Awesome, powerful, horrifying aspects of nature. • Indifferent to the fate of humans. • Overwhelming power of nature.

  14. An Avalanche in the AlpsPhilip James de Loutherbourg, 1803

  15. Sunset After a Storm On the Coast of Sicily – Andreas Achenbach, 1853

  16. The DelugeFrancis Danby, 1840

  17. The Wreck of the Hope (aka The Sea of Ice)Caspar David Friedrich, 1821

  18. The Raft of the MedusaThéodore Géricault, 1819

  19. 4. Science Can Be Dangerous!

  20. Isaac Newton – William Blake, 1795

  21. Dr. Frankenstein’s Adam & Eve??

  22. 5. The "New" Technology Is Dehumanizing

  23. Rain, Steam, and SpeedJoseph Mallord William Turner, 1844

  24. Rain, Steam, & Speed(details)

  25. The Slave ShipJoseph Mallord William Turner, 1842

  26. The Slave Ship(details)

  27. 6. Romanticizing Country Life

  28. Flatford Mill – John Constable, 1817

  29. The Corn FieldJohn Constable,1826

  30. The Hay Wain - John Constable, 1821

  31. 7. The Gothic: "Romanticizing" the Middle Ages

  32. Characteristics of Romanticism Revival of Past Styles: • Gothic & Romanesque revival. • “Neo-Gothic” architectural style. • Medieval ruins were a favorite theme for art and poetry.

  33. Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s GroundJohn Constable, 1825

  34. Salisbury Cathedral from the MeadowsJohn Constable, 1831

  35. Hadleigh Castle - John Constable, 1829

  36. Eldena RuinGaspar David Friedrich, 1825

  37. Winter Landscape with ChurchGaspar David Friedrich, 1811

  38. British Houses of Parliament1840-1865

  39. 8. The Exotic, the Occult, and the Macabre!

  40. Characteristics of Romanticism The Supernatural: • Ghosts, fairies, witches, demons. • The shadows of the mind—dreams & madness. • The romantics rejected materialism in pursuit of spiritual self-awareness. • They yearned for the unknown and the unknowable.

  41. Cloister Cemetery in the SnowCaspar David Friedrich, 1817-1819

  42. Abbey in an Oak ForestCaspar David Friedrich, 1809-1810

  43. Mad Woman With a Mania of Envy TheodoreGericault, 1822-1823

  44. Pity - William Blake, 1795

  45. The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the SunWilliam Blake, 1808-1810

  46. Stonehenge - John Constable, 1836

  47. Nightmare (The Incubus)Henry Fuseli, 1781

  48. Manfred and the Witch of the AlpsJohn Martin - 1837

  49. Witches SabbathFrancisco Goya,1798

  50. Procession of Flagellants on Good FridayFrancisco Goya, 1793