Romantic paintings

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Romantic paintings


Several masters have honored love and romantic ideals through their paintings.


"Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling." Charles Baudelaire


Jean-Antoine Watteau,

Watteau The Bird Nester.jpg

Watteau, The Bird Nester.


Jean-Honoré Fragonard

The four Fragonard Paintings for Madame Du Barry representing The Progress of Love.


Fragonard The Love Vow...jpg

Fragonard, The Love Vow.



Romantic ideals and explorations of emotional states, were shared by painters of the Romanticism like: Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, William Turner and John Constable. Romanticism flourished in France and Britain in the early decades of the nineteenth century.


Delacroix The Death of Sardanapalus.jpg

Death of Sardanapalus by Delacroix.


Romantic artists were fascinated by the nature, the genius, their passions and inner struggles, their moods, mental potentials, the heroes. [1]

See also

Fragonard, Happy Lovers.

External links

Romantic Stroll by Brent Heighton
Ricciardo Meacci, Isabella e il vaso di basilico, 1890.