5.4.1 Romantic Artists

Caspar David Friedrich 1774-1840
German

Francisco Goya 1746-1828
Spanish

  • Began his career as a portraitist for high society in Madrid
  • Made court painter to Charles IV of Spain
  • Became profoundly deaf, and introspective
  • At first he was in favor of Napoleon invasion of Spain
  • After the slaughter of civilian hostages he was horrified and created one of his most profound works: The Third of May 1808

Théodore Géricault 1791-1824
French

Known for his highly emotional subjects
Studied in depth to create exact details in his paintings
Popular work with an excellent education presentation – The Raft of the Medusa


Eugène Delacroix 1780-1867
French

John Constable 1776-1837
English

  • Lush depictions of Suffolk and Essex counties in England
  • Depicted the momentary effects of weather and light
  • Popular Work – Hay Wain

J.M. W. Turner 1775-1851
English

  • A radical style, which lead the way to Impressionism
  • Vivid colors and broad strokes depicting weather and light
  • Popular work – The Slave Ship (make sure you look closely at this work)

Hudson River School Painters

Thomas Cole 1801-48
Fredrick Church 1826-1900
Thomas Doughty 1793-1856
Thomas Moran 1837-1926
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)

Thomas Moran and the National Park SystemGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone

[5.4.2 Continue on to learn more about Realist Painters]

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