Romanticism

This gallery includes works created by artists during the Romantic period of art. Included with each picture is a description as to why that particular work represents the period of Romanticism and a description of the techniques used by each artists and what (possibly) makes them unique from other artists.

This is a good representation of the techniques used during the Romantic era because of the use of color and color contrast. Delacroix used an intuitive use of color contrast, meaning that he did not rely on scientific studies or research in deciding which colors to use. But one can still see the use of complimentary colors (the green from the landscape and the red on the clothing). This is a great example of Delacroix's use of intuitive color schemes during the Romantic period.
This work displays the technique of "The Equestrian Portrait" that was used in the Romantic era. It shows nobility (which Potocki was). It is also seen in the work "Napoleon Crossing the Saint-Bernard", by David. "The Equestrian Portrait" technique is often combined with a dangerous environment and the feeling of "man versus nature".
This is a work that displays the characteristics of the Romantic period because of the way that it is painted. It is a work that is very similar to another work by Ingres, "La Comtesse d'Hausonville". The technique used is one where there is a strict dedication to drawing (learned by following David). One does not see one stroke of the artist's paint brush. And if one was to feel or look at the layers of paint used, they would see that it is completely smooth.
Gericault's work displays several aspects that he used during the Romantic era. Of these include his use of diagonal lines, indicating motion, and the use of bright light (seen in the sky) and deep shadows (seen behind the buildings). These are techniques that Gericault used during the Romantic period.
This work features one of the biggest characteristics that is featured in the Romantic era: the sublime. The sublime is the feeling of being mesmerized by nature, even though it is about to go from beautiful to terrifying. In this work. the viewer is entranced by the volcanic eruption taking place. This will lead to destruction, but the viewer can't help but stare at the subject of the piece.
In this piece, the sublime is also featured. In this work by Turner, the sublime is a characteristic because even though the sea is putting the sailors in danger, the viewer is still brought into viewing the piece. Another characteristic of the Romantic period that is seen in several works, including this one by Turner, is the presence of a dangerous environment. This is especially seen in this work by Turner.
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