Artwork From 1750 To 1850

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  • 1. Artwork from 1750 to 1850 Romanticism, Realism & Impressionism &Post-Impressionism

2. Romanticism

  • Emphasis on the imagination and emotion. Romanticism emerged as a response to the disillusionment with the Enlightenment values of reason and order in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789.
  • Romantic art looked to capture the beauty and power of nature.Bold brush strokes and colors.


  • Romanticism stressed irrationalism, imagination, emotions and nature - emotion over reason and senses over intellect.
  • Romantic artists were fascinated by the nature, the genius, their passions and inner struggles, their moods, mental potentials, the heroes.

4. Qualities of Romanticism

  • Romantic artists, writers and composers rebelled against the Enlightenment emphasis on reason.
  • Romantics painted many subjects, from simple peasant life to medieval knights to current events.
  • Bright colors conveyed violent energy and emotion.

5. Eugene Delacroix - Liberty Leading the People, 28th July, 1830 6. Death of Sardanapalus , ca. 1846 Eugne Delacroix 7. The White Horse , 1819 John Constable 8. Stormy Coast Scene after a Shipwreck mile-Jean-Horace Vernet 9.

  • Thodore Gericault's
  • Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct

10. Romanticism "Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling." 11. Realism

  • The Realist movement in French art flourished from about 1840 until the late nineteenth century, and sought to convey atruthful and objectivevision of contemporary life.


  • Realism sets as a goal not imitating past artistic achievements but the truthful and accurate depiction of the models that nature and contemporary life offer to the artist.


  • Realists attempted to portray the lives, appearances, problems, customs, and mores of the middle and lower classes, of the unexceptional, the ordinary, the humble, and the unadorned.

14. Qualities of Realism

  • Realists recorded in often gritty detail the present-day existence of humble people.

15. Young Women from the Village , 1852 Jean-Dsir-Gustave Courbet 16. Woman with a Rake , probably 185657 Jean-Franois Millet 17. The Third-Class Carriage , ca. 186365 Honor-Victorin Daumier 18. The Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet 19. The Sower, by: Jean Franois Millet 20. The Gleaners, Jean Franois Millet 21. Winslow Homer (18361910) The Gulf Stream , 1899 22. Impressionism

  • By the 1870s a group of painters took art in a new direction, seeking to capture the first fleeting impression made by a scene or object on the viewers eye.

23. Claude Monet Impression, Sunrise 24. Qualities of Impressionist Paintings

  • Short, broken brushstrokes that barely convey forms, pure unblended colors, and an emphasis on the effects of light.
  • Shadows and highlights in color.
  • Effects of spontaneity and effortlessness

25. The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil , 1874 by douard Manet 26. douard Manet (French, 18321883) Boating 27. Alle of Chestnut Trees Alfred Sisley 28. La Grenouillre , 1869 Claude Monet 29. The End of Impressionism

  • Its many facets and varied participants make the Impressionist movement difficult to define.
  • Indeed, its life seems as fleeting as the light effects it sought to capture.
  • Even so, Impressionism was a movement of enduring consequence, as its embrace of modernity made it the springboard for later avant-garde art in Europe.

30. Post Impressionism

  • A group of young painters sought independent artistic styles forexpressing emotionsrather than simplyoptical impressions , concentrating on themes of deeper symbolism.

31. Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace ,1885 Vincent van Gogh 32. Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (verso: The Potato Peeler) , 1885 Vincent van Gogh 33. Cypresses , 1889 Vincent van Gogh 34. Wheat Field with Cypresses , 1889 Vincent van Gogh 35. The Starry Night