Art in the Service of Revolution and Reform

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Art in the Service of Revolution and Reform
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Théodore Géricault, Raft of the Medusa (1818-1819) oil on canvas, approx. 16’ x 23’
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Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People (1830) oil on canvas, approx. 8’ 6” x 10’ 8”
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Until the early 19 th century, the human imagination was considered a dangerous realm. In England prominent thinkers viewed such works as Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Rights of Man as the products of an irrational, fevered imagination. Francisco Goya The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (c. 1798) etching and aquatint 8 7/16” x 5 7/8”
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Francisco Goya, Third of May, 1808 (1814-1815) oil on canvas, 8’ 9” x 13’ 4”
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Caspar David Friedrich, Abbey in the Oak Forest (1810) oil on canvas, 3’ 7 ½” x 5’ 7 ¼”
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J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons, 16 th October 1834 (1834) oil on canvas, 36 ¼”x 48 ½”
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Landscape Painting in England and North America
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Jacob van Ruisdael, View of Haarlem from the Dunes at Overveen (c. 1670) oil on canvas, approx. 1’ 10” x 2’ 1”
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John Constable, The Haywain (1821) 4’ 3” x 6’ 2” “the sky is the organ of sentiment”
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Slave Ship (1840) oil on canvas, 2’ 11 11/16” x 4’ 3/16”
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Thomas Cole, The Oxbow (1836) oil on canvas, 4’ 3 ½” x 6’ 4” America as a new Eden
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