Homework 7: Romanticism

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7.1 Romanticism

Visit the following web resource:

Screen shot 2015-03-15 at 8.51.52 AMRomanticism in France (Smarthistory)
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/romanticism/romanticism-in-france/a/romanticism-in-france

1.  According to this resource, Romanticism was a response to what two phenomena?

2.  According to this resource, what aspects of Jacques Louis David’s paintings can be said to reflect a Romantic impulse?

3.  According to this resource, what kinds of themes were explored by Romantic artists?

Watch the following Smarthistory videos:

Delacroix’s Death of Sardanapalus
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/the-death-of-sardanapalus.html 

Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/gericaults-raft-of-the-medusa1.html 

Goya’s Third of May, 1808
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/romanticism-in-spain.html 

Turner, Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On), 1840
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/turners-slave-ship.html

4.  In your own words, summarize what these paintings all seem to have in common (be sure to consider size, style, and subject matter)

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Peter Barnet, “Pastoral and Sublime: The Two Faces of Romantic Landscape”
http://artid.com/members/peterbarnett/blog/post/2706-pastoral-and-sublime-the-two-faces-of-romantic-landscape

5.  According to this resource, what is the difference between a “pastoral” and “sublime” landscape?

6.  Can you think of examples of places that you have seen (or read about) that might exemplify these two categories?