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Romantic paintings

Romantic paintings

Romanticism was an artistic style popular in the early 19th century. It emphasized the need for art to express emotion, irrational feelings, and imagination. See also Romanticism.

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

Jean-Antoine Watteau,

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Watteau, The Bird Nester.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

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

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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.

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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

Doña Isabel de Porcel by Goya, ca. 1805
Fragonard, Happy Lovers.
Dmitry Levitzky, Portrait of E.N. Khovanskaia and E.N. Khrushcheva, 1773.

External links

The Lovers by Brent Heighton

Adrian Ludwig Richter, Bridal procession, 1847.
Asters in a Vase by Henri Fantin-Latour.
Severin Roesen, Blumenstillleben, 1860-1867.
Philippe De Loutherbourg, The Falls of the Rhine at Schaffhausen, 1788.
Ricciardo Meacci, Isabella e il vaso di basilico, 1890.