Visual Art

  1. Neoclassicism was still popular
  2. Challenging calm & order with drama & emotion
  3. Romanticists felt confined by Neoclassicism
  4. Rebelled against established rules of painting in their search for more artistic freedom
  5. New Importance to:
    1. Sentimentality about the past
    2. Reflecting on the wonder of nature
    3. Using the imagination gained new importance
  6. New Subjects:
    1. Exotic, faraway places
    2. Primitive societies
    3. Medieval superstitions

John Constable (1776–1837)

The Hay Wain (1821)

The Cornfield (1826)

Francisco Goya (1746–1828)

Serious Change in Style

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters:

The Caprices

The Disasters of War

With or Without Reason

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