Romanticism in Painting: Characteristics


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Which one of the following best defines the romanticist style of painting of the 18th and 19th centuries?

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1. How did Jean-Jacques Rousseau inspire the Romanticist painters?

2. What characteristic of Romantic painting do you find in this piece by Thomas Cole?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet questions give you the chance to test your knowledge of the characteristics of Romanticism in painting. Identify key traits and common subjects of this school.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you can see what you understand about:

  • Characteristics of Romanticism
  • Romantic painters' frequent use of native cultures as noble inspirations
  • Specific Romantic works and the characteristics they embody

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what were and were not considered common traits of Romantic works
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as Romanticism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what characteristics of the Romantic style are shown in different works

Additional Learning

Improve your understanding of this prominent school by reviewing the lesson titled Romanticism in Painting: Characteristics. You will explore new ideas like:

  • The difference between Romanticism and other schools
  • Famous works
  • Why ancient ruins were common subjects for Romantic painters