– artistic freedom that is inspired by the ideals of the French revolution and it was a
break from the norm from the enlightenment.
It is obscure and incoherent.
Keep in mind that it is not
really a style, but rather a movement/idea that takes a variety of forms. Romanticism is a critique of
The Study of Limbs,
This is like an abstract painting, it’s just about the painting itself and nothing
“The beautiful has only one type: the ugly has a thousand.”
Natural (dead nature) – it is a still life of a hacked off limb.
This image cannot be articulated; it is very bizarre.
This is neoclassical because of its bright colors, clarity, and ornate detail:
very well done.
This wouldn’t be a neoclassical painting because of her nakedness, her
smooth rounded body.
It is a critique of the classical nude (it is odd, tiny breasts, big butt, and leg
that goes essentially no where).
There are lush jewels.
She is the wife of a king.
This is a very personal vision of the nude; it’s very exotic but largely distorted.
It is a kind of
hyper realism of the objects around her in contrast with her large body.
Death of Sardanapalus,
Image of death and wealth.
It is a complete type of fantasy of what goes on with the exotic.
A woman is begging for her life, servants are bringing in wine
Massacre at Chios,
It is an image of a massacre on the left side of the image
It tells the story of a war; the Turks v. the Greeks.
The Turks murdered many
people in the land of Chios.
It shows contradictions in history paintings; yes these people are successful at
conquering their enemy, yet they are not heroes like the one represented in
There are plenty of details yet they are located everywhere in the image unlike
The man in the foreground’s body is not idealized (there is
dramatic shading which gives the figure his form).
These figures exemplify the neoclassical figures.
Death of Marat
He is working at his desk; this is homage to him, everything takes you to the
hero, the fallen hero yes, but a hero indeed.
You see the clarity of detail, the knife on the ground, etc.