"Romanticism is the most recent expression of beauty." -CB

Main Ideas .. India Fowler Amanda Ruth and Chris Nixon

Dates: 1770-1850

Romanticism at first was meant as a revulsion against established values.

Romanticism went to be exalted individualism. The art was based off of emotions, thoughts, imagination, and untamed nature. It was made to show inner struggles and personal values.

Romanticism is "romance languages".

Main people/locations/structures.

It began in Germany and England in the 1770's. By the 1820's it had swept throughout Europe. It went on to go to America and Canada.


William Blake (1757-1827)

Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)

Franciso De Goya (1746-1828)

John Constable (1776-1837)


-Romanticism was different from the art before it because it showed emotion. Before they were realistic and untrue of the meaning of the artwork.

- A lot of the art work was based off of the French Revolution.

- This time period was also a rebirth for religious philsophy.