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Unformatted text preview: Neoclassicism Romanticism 19/03/2008 16:28:00 David Napoleon Crossing the Alps 1801 o David became unpopular when Napolean fell from power Ingres The Apotheosis of Homer 1827 o Shows no brushstrokes, very realistic, almost photographic o Aspired to be a history painter Large Odalisque 1814 o one of his most famous works o reclining nude theme was popular, controversial o odalisque: Turkish word harem slave o he elongated the proportions of the female body- elegance o he made head, hands, and feet are too small The Turkish Bath 1862 o Sanitized version of near east eroticism o Orientalism John Henry Fusili The Nightmare 1781 o obsession with the gothic, occult, living to the extreme o based on a Swiss legend of an incubus that sneaks in and has sex with women when they sleep. o Eroticism, Freud displayed it in his home William Blake Elohim Creating Adam 1795 o Illustrated his obsession with biblical themes Antoine-Jean Gros Napoleon in the Plague House at Jaffa 1804 o reminiscent of Davids work, theme is really different though o illustrates event that took place during Napoleons armys visit to Jaffa where his soldiers got the bubonic plague o paints the scene in a beneficent light, not really that way o contradicts romanticism, not realistic. Sympathized with nap. Gericault The Raft of the Medusa c.1818-19 o idealized history painting o incompetent captain, crew took all lifeboats o called attention to government corruption o passengers put together this small raft, 15 survived o of the moment story, happened recently o romantic in composition, theme, realistic, grittyness Eugene Delacroix Scenes from the Massacre at Chios 1822-24 o intense, got a passionate response o took place when Greece was trying to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire o People who are waiting to be taken and sold into slavery o People right in the foreground Death of Sardanapalus 1827 o High drama and emotionalism o Based on a poem by Lord Byrum about Sardanapalus o He ordered his possessions destroyed and burned himself as well as his harem girls o Eastern theme, contemporary literature, eroticism, intensity Landscape Painting Notion of the sublime vs the beautiful Caspar David Friedrich Wanderer Above a Sea of Mist c.1818 o self-portrait o drama, mist, waves crashing Abbey in the Oak Forest o not the same drama or intensity o philosophical meditation on humanity o human work and its transience JMW Turner The Slave Ship o used intricate, dramatic landscapes as backgrounds for contemporary...
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