Art from 1800-1848: French Romanticism

These lectures introduce the viewer to Romanticism and French Romanticism. Romanticism began in France, Gros depicted violent and exotic battle while Gericault depicted the famous shipwreck, in the Raft of the Medusa. Additionally, two distinct trends emerge in French painting during this period: one style, represented by the artist Delacroix, was rebellious and emphasized emotion, color and loose brushwork. The other, which can be seen in the art of Ingres, upheld tradition, emphasized line and a highly finished surface.