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2013-03-13 14:10:51
HON 122

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  1. Romanticism in Art
    • a.      Like literary arts, the visual arts were affected by Romanticism
    •                                                               i.      Works varied, but two fundamental characteristics
    • 1.      All artistic expression was reflection of artist’s inner feelings
    • a.      A painting should mirror artists’ vision of world and be due to own imagination
    • 1.      Romantic artists rejected Classicism
    • a.      Beauty not timeless; its expression depended on one’s culture and age
    • b.      Romantics abandoned classical restraint for warmth, emotion, and movement
  2. Casper David Freidrich
    •                                                               i.      German painter: lifelong preoccupation with God and nature
    • 1.      Painted landscapes with interest that transcended the mere presentation of natural details
    • a.      His portrayal of mountains shrouded in mist, gnarled trees bathed in moonlight, etc.= feeling of mystery and mysticism
    •                                                             ii.      For him, nature manifested divine life, such as Man and Woman Gazing at the Moon
    • 1.      Artistic process depended on one’s inner vision
  3. a.      Englishman Joseph Malford William Turner
    •                                                               i.      Concern with nature manifested itself in innumerable land and seascapes, sunrises and sunsets
    • 1.      Didn’t idealize nature or reproduce it with realistic accuracy
    • a.      Sought to convey its moods by using interplay of light and color to suggest natural effects
    •                                                                                                                                       i.      In allowing his objects to melt into surroundings, he anticipated the Impressionist painters of second half of 19th
  4. a.      Eugene Delacroix: French
    •                                                               i.      Self-taught and fascinated by exotic and had passion for color
    • 1.      Both characteristics visible in The Death of Sardanapalus
    • a.      Uses light and patches of interrelated color to portray world of last Assyrian king
    •                                                             ii.      Many of his works reflect his belief that painting should appeal to eye