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Unformatted text preview: Romanticism: Delacroix 08/03/2008 13:45:00 ← QuickTime ˜ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. ← The Abduction of Rebecca , 1846 • Doesn’t know when one figure ends and one begins, represents confusion of the mind, etc • Comes out of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe ← ← QuickTime  and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. ← The Bark of Dante and Virgil in Hell , 1822 • Comes out of Dante’s Inferno , late Medieval writer; Delacroix not looking back to classical antiquity but looking to Italian Medieval literature; still somewhat reminiscent of Neo-Classical models by including Virgil, ancient Roman poet • Already beginning to show details to prove that he’s familiar with contemporary chemistry and components of color (primary colors combined to make new colors); details has demonstration of break down of colors and contrast to colors (red next to yellow seen as orange from distance, contrasting to blue). Contrasting colors attract attention, reinforcing brightness of each other; leads eye by juxtaposing contrasting colors • Science used by artists during Romantic period to discover new color techniques with contrasting colors juxtaposed to attract eyes • Showing brush strokes to show breakdown of color and to allow eye to see use of handling of brush, great deal of mystery and ambiguity in background • Line between background and water indistinguishable; weather is stormy and...
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ART 2600 taught by Professor Bernstock, j during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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