19th Century Euro Art.pdf

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Department
History of Art
Course
FAH-0002
Professor
Eric Rosenberg
Semester
Spring

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19th Century European Art Romanticism, realism, modernism, impressionism David, Napoleon Crossing the St. Bernard Pass, 1800–01  Romanticism Classical antiquity (particularly rearing horse) Invented scene Made to show his authority Painting is 9 feet tall to make up for Napoleon’s short  stature (not depicted here) Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea, 1809­10, romanticism  The sublime (aesthetic category)  vastness, awe, terror (thrilling, not truly frightening), power  Truth is subjective  Importance of feeling  Nature as a “religious” experience  Man as small  Raw not a beautiful landscape  Emphasis on the individual experience with the painting Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1818–19, Romanticism.  Approx. 16’ H x 23’ W Color stirs emotions and drama X­shaped composition puts an emphasis on the bodies  falling out of the X  Ground plain tipped up in the back  Depicts contemporary even
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