Romanticism and Realism - Romanticism - Painting

4 important questions on Romanticism and Realism - Romanticism - Painting

Paintings from the Romanticism in the 19th century are very emotionally heavy, much like Baroque paintings from before.
What is a key difference?

Romanticism paintings are not religious art. They do not have a connection to religion.

Who was Francisco Goya?

  • Francisco Goya (1746-1828) was a Spanish Romanticism painter.
  • Was at first in favor of Napoleon's invasion, but had a change of heart when Napoleon started to execute Spanish hostages.
  • In his work The Third of May, 1808 he demonstrates his change of heart.

Which Romantic painter is seen as Francisco Goya's equal among the French painters?

Théodore Géricault.
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What do you know about Théodore Géricault?

  • Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) was a French Romantic painter.
  • Best known for his work the Raft of Medusa, where he portrays a powerful heroic drama of the common people and criticizes the aristocracy.

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