Themes of the Romantic Art Period


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Why did Romantic art look so different in different nations?

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1. Which of these events is an example of the national experiences that inspired Romantic art?

2. How did The Social Contract influence Romantic art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Romanticism influenced many aspects of life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including art. This quiz and worksheet set will help determine your understanding of themes present in art from the Romantic era.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Events that inspired Romanticism in art
  • Influence of The Social Contract on art in the Romantic era
  • Characteristics of Romantic
  • Role of 'the Sublime' in Romantic art

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related art lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Romanticism in 18th- and 19th-century art
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish themes and characteristics considered Romantic from those that are not

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Themes of the Romantic Art Period. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the fundamental characteristics of the Romantic Movement
  • Explain the sociopolitical and philosophical backdrop of the Romantic era
  • Define The Social Contract
  • Explain what is meant by 'the Sublime'
  • Identify common traits of Romantic art
  • Discuss the Romanticism of the Royal Pavilion in England
  • Recognize famous pieces of Romantic art including Fuseli's 'The Nightmare', Goya's 'Saturn Devouring One of his Children', Gericault's 'Raft of the Medusa', and Delacroix's 'Liberty Leading the People'