The Romantic period of art saw its height between 1800-1850. The period was often characterized by its strong dramatic lighting and very subdued colors. Many times the painting would only have one, if any bright color to stand out. This is in contrast to art 150 year later in the pop part/ modern art era. Since the 1950/1960s, artists have often been using many more bright colors. Unlike the Romantic period, all colors and not only one are vibrant and although it might seem like it would be overpowering many artists find ways to balance the color and painting as a whole.