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Neoclassical Characteristics. Emphasis upon objective reason and forethought Love of classical literature and literary forms Controlled, restrained writing dealing with expected, typical, and familiar topics Objects arranged in a balanced and symmetrical pattern Love of the city and industry.

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neoclassical characteristics
Neoclassical Characteristics
  • Emphasis upon objective reason and forethought
  • Love of classical literature and literary forms
  • Controlled, restrained writing dealing with expected, typical, and familiar topics
  • Objects arranged in a balanced and symmetrical pattern
  • Love of the city and industry
background
Background
  • Eighteenth Century 1798-1832 (later moved to US called Transcendentalism)
  • Time of Revolution-particularly the French Revolution proved influential to the artists of the period.
  • Romanticism reacted negatively to the excesses of industrialism-luddite
  • Reaction against Neoclassicism with the respect for rules, the individual’s place in society, veneration of Greek and Roman traditions
romantic characteristics
Romantic Characteristics
  • Emphasis upon subjective emotion and spontaneity
  • Love of one’s own national literature and literary forms
  • Wild, exuberant writing dealing with unexpected, exotic, and foreign topics
  • Objects contrasted with each other and arranged asymmetrically
  • Love of the country and nature
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Study of Pope Pius VII

Jacques-Louis David

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Tennis Court Oath

Joseph-Marie Vien

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Ruins by Cotman

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St.Benet’s Abbey 1831 Cotman
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JM Turner
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themes of romanticism
Themes of Romanticism
  • Love of nature in all of its aspects
  • Concern and sympathy for common people
  • Interest in the world of imagination especially the supernatural
  • Rebellion against any form of tyrannical control
  • Interest in past legends, especially the medieval and primitive (hermits)
  • Involvement with the lonely and melancholic, especially in the contemplation of eventual death and dissolution
  • A focus on individual feelings not intellect
  • An interest in childhood
the legacy of romanticism
The Legacy of Romanticism:
  • Gothic, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fri
  • Environmental awareness
  • Emotions
  • Appreciation of the common man