Chapter 8: Romanticism

There are five sections in this chapter

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism
  2. Romanticism – Introduction
  3. Romanticism in France
  4. Romanticism in Spain
  5. Romantic Landscape Painting and the Sublime

Learning Goals

  1. Describe the characteristic subject matter style of Romantic Romanticism
  2. Discuss the common elements shared by Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa and Goya’s Third of May, and explain how these picture differ in subject matter and style from David’s Oath of the Horatii
  3. Define the concept of the Sublime, and explain how it is expressed in Romantic landscape painting


Khan Academy Quizzes:

Ingres La Grand Odalisque Quiz–la-grande-odalisque-quiz

Gericault Raft of the Medusa Quiz–raft-of-the-medusa-quiz

Goya Third of May Quiz–the-third-of-may-quiz

Turner’s Slave Ship Quiz

Web Resources:

1800-1848 Industrial Revolution I (see links for Romanticism in France, Spain, England, Germany, and the United States) – Smarthistory

Romanticism – Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Orientalism in 19th Century Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Francisco de Goya and the Spanish Enlightenment, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Pastoral and Sublime:  The Two Faces of Romantic Landscape