9780714834436

Romanticism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714834436

  • ISBN10:

    0714834432

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-20
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
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Summary

Romanticism was "a way of feeling" rather than a style in art in the period c.775-1830. Against the background of the French Revolution and Napoleonicars, artists, poets and composers across Europe initiated their ownebellion against the dominant political, religious and social ethos of theay. Their quest was for personal expression and individual liberation,irectness and spontaneity, with an emphasis on the unique integrity of everyork. In the process, the Romantics changed the idea of art, seeing it as annstrument of social and psychological change.;In this comprehensive volume,avid Blayney Brown takes a thematic approach to this fascinating period ofrt history, relating it to the concurrent, more stylistic movements ofeoclassicism and the Gothic Revival, and discussing its integralelationship with the political and social developments of the era. He notnly looks at how artists as diverse as Goya in Spain, Delacroix in France,riedrich in Germany and Turner in Britain responded to landscapes orepicted historical events, but also examines artists such as David and

Author Biography

Dr. David Blayney Brown is a Senior Curator at Tate Britain, responsible for the Turner Bequest.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
The Voice within You: A Portrait of the Artistp. 17
Heroes, Soldiers, Citizens: Revolutions in History Paintingp. 69
High Mountains Are a Feeling: The Religion of Naturep. 121
A Mighty War against Time: The Romantic Sense of the Pastp. 191
Rome Is No Longer in Rome: The Lure of the Exoticp. 251
Altered States: The Romantic Exploration of the Psychep. 307
A Romantic Trinity: Love, Death and Faithp. 361
Epiloguep. 407
Glossaryp. 426
Brief Biographiesp. 427
Key Datesp. 432
Mapp. 436
Further Readingp. 438
Indexp. 441
Acknowledgementsp. 446
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