Romanticism 1750-1848

The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.

Main ideas seen in art of this period:

  • England was the leader in agriculture during the romanticism period
  • The art was very based on Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and Gothic
  • Powerful and emotional works
  • Romanticism is born as a reaction against the restrictions of neoclassicism
  • The new style emphasizes emotion and individualism
  • Romanticism ignites excitement through Europe

Key people, locations, and structures:

Francisco Goya (1746-1828)


  • From Spain, appointed to King Charles the 4th in 1786
  • Became ill in 1792 and became completely deaf
  • Genius of Romantic painting and print making
Paintings



  • The Sleep of Reasons Produces Monsters- 1794-1799
  • Third of May, 1808- 1814


Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)


  • From Paris, France
  • All work has been done in sketches, watercolor, and oils
Paintings



  • Liberty Leading the People- 1830
  • The Lion Hunt- 1861

Three facts about this time period:

  • Romanticism is based on emotion and individualism
  • Color, emotion, content, and passion are key things in romantic paintings
  • The name, Romanticism, came from interest in medieval stories