True ROMANTICS

Romanticism in art doesn't involve love in the sense of hearts and flowers. Instead the term "romance" is used in the sense of glorification. Romantic visual artists glorified huge, complex concepts such as liberty, survival, ideals, hope, awe, heroism, despair, and the various sensations that nature evokes in humans. Romanticism had its greatest number of practitioners between the year 1800-1840. The works had a strong sense of emotion that shows a different expression on every face of those paintings. With little touches by the artist, he could portray his subject surrounded by an atmosphere of innocence, madness, virtue, loneliness, altruism or greed. Also you will find many examples of shipwrecks in Romantic paintings. It has a away of speaking about the high mortality rates in those occurrences.  Such as, dying slowly of dehydration and starvation if drowning hasn't taken you yet. Romantic art had more than its fair share of natural disasters as well. Such as, fires, thunderstorms, floods, earthquakes, and biblical disasters.

Romantics loved to inspire dramatic episodes of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Shows the death of the Duke of Guise. The atmosphere is dark and gloomy, according to the subject represented.
More commonly know as the Madhouse, this painting shows a mental asylum, with its inhabitants in many different poses. Several emotions depicted with a maddening depth.
A single figure, dressed in a long garment and with his chin on one hand, stands on a low dune sprinkled with grass. The monk in the painting has turned almost completely away from the viewer and surveys a rough sea and a gray, blank sky that takes up about three quarters of the picture.
An isolated hilltop tower with its light shining on a darkened sky, forms a particularly haunting image. The mood is said to be powerfully evocative.
A landscape painting showing a vast land and what seems to be a lonely traveler basking on the magnificent scenery. A depiction of both loneliness and what lies beyond is really majestic.
Interest in the supernatural was a feature of Romanticism, although, Goya's paintings have been seen as a protest against those who upheld and enforced the values of the Spanish Inquisition, which had been active in Witch hunting during the seventeenth-century Basque witch trials.
Rather than Napoleon making an expansive gesture pointing onward and upward as he does in Jacques-Louis David's picture he is instead shown thoughtful, even apprehensive, about the forthcoming battles ahead. Shows a deep contrast between two paintings.
His head bowed, a man walks alone in the silvery, cold moonlit night while contemplating a megalithic tomb and its implicit message of death. It is winter, and all around him nature is dying. Somewhat depressing but has a sense of life which depicts a promise of rebirth even after death.
A very expressive depiction of fear can be seen in the eyes of a horse and how nature's volatile state affects everyone and everything.
This painting shows a photo in what seems to be a ship in the middle of a tidal surge. In the midst of the chaos there is a sense of assurance that everything will be alright with the other ships at its support.
A depiction of what it is like to be shipwrecked which shows panic and despair with a slight glimmer of hope. The sailors managed to drowning by clinging on to the surface of a rock. Whatever happens to them is up to the interpretation of the audience.
The fire reflects dull red in the water, with a crowd of spectators in the foreground. To the right of the painting, Westminster Bridge looms like an iceberg, larger than life, but the perspective of the part of the bridge closest to the far bank is strongly distorted where it is lit up by the flames.
Landseer achieved enormous success with his scenes of animal life, which ranged from the heroic to the sentimental. The stag is portrayed as a noble beast: the stag is defiant even in his final torment.
This composition depicts an expanse of rugged terrain and forests under stormy skies. This American wilderness yields to progress as a lone farmer reaps his first harvest in a field, still dotted with the stumps of recently cleared trees and gleaming under a sudden shaft of light that penetrates the heavy clouds.
Durand's canvases reflect the great passion and unrelenting respect he possessed for the natural environment. He is is best known today for his enduring images of the American landscape,namely this one.
The animals and landscape play as important a role as the figures in this unusual history painting. The subject of the painting is the Rent collector who wears a breast plate under his jacket, a Colonel by the name of Donald Murchison.
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