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2/9/2011 1 ART HISTORY 119 February 10, 2011 Romanticism Romanticism Expressed ideas of freedom of thought, feeling, and taste and stressed individualism, social activism, and the Sublime • The aesthetic opposite, but near contemporary, of Neoclassicism • Originates from Enlightenment ideas of freedom c Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “Man is born free, but everywhere is in chains!” • Seeks to free the mind and soul from the rules and structure of Rationality • Allows for more thematic possibilities than Neoclassicism The Sublime
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2/9/2011 2 The Sublime A sense of awe mixed with fear “Whatever is fitted in any sort to excite the ideas of pain, and danger ,… whatever is in any sort terrible … or operates in a manner analogous to terror , is a source of the sublime ; that is, it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling. I say the strongest emotion, because I am satisfied the ideas of pain are much more powerful than those which enter on the part of pleasure….”
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Unformatted text preview: Edmund Burke A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757) Henry Fuseli, Lady Macbeth and the Daggers, 1812 2/9/2011 3 Francisco de Goya Yard of the Madhouse 1794 Francisco de Goya Los Caprichos: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters c. 1797-99 2/9/2011 4 JMW Turner, The Fighting Téméraire Tugged to Her Last Berth to be Broken Up, 1838 JMW Turner, Slave Ship: Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead & Dying, Typhoon Coming On, 1840 2/9/2011 5 Theodore Gericault, The Raft of the Medusa , 1818-19 Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830 2/9/2011 6 Caspar David Friedrich, Arctic Shipwreck (The Wreck of the Hope ), 1824 Albert Bierstadt, A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie, 1866 Hudson River School: American Romantics, based in New York State, who painted the majesty of the American landscape....
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