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Art of the Romantic Period - Chapter Summary
This chapter takes you on a tour of Romantic period art. Delve into the common themes found in the Romantic period, explore the music of the time, and check out the architectural revivals found in Romanticism. By the end of this chapter you will be able to:
- Compare watercolor, aquatint, and oil painting of the Romantic period
- Discuss the aesthetic of the sublime in Romantic paintings
- Compare and contrast Romantic painting in Europe and America
- Explain the differences in folk art vs. academic art
Our experienced instructors have created this chapter to give you a leg up on the arts of the romantic period. You will be able to watch engaging video lessons or read the concise texts that bring together definitions, concepts, and examples of Romanticism. Be sure to track your progress as you go using your Dashboard.
1. 19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music, and Art
In this lesson, we explore the arts and popular culture of the 19th century, from the Romanticist trends in Western literature to the growing concert halls and changes in the art world.
2. Themes of the Romantic Art Period
In this lesson, you will explore the themes of the Romantic era and discover how these impacted the art of this time. Then, you will test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Architectural Revivals of Romanticism
In this lesson, you will explore the architectural revivals that coincided and cooperated with European Romanticism. Then, you can test your understanding of this knowledge with a brief quiz.
4. Comparing Watercolor, Aquatint & Oil Paint During the Romantic Period
In this lesson, you will explore the three Romantic media of watercolor, aquatint, and oil paint and discover how each was used to create distinct emotions. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
5. The Aesthetic of the Sublime in Romantic Paintings
In this lesson, you will explore the development of the sublime in art and discover how painters used this to evoke a wide range of human emotions. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. Comparing Romantic Painting in Europe & America
In this lesson, you will explore Romanticism as it was understood by artists in Europe and in the United States. Then, you will test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. Comparing Folk Art & Academic Art
In this lesson, you will explore the characteristics of both folk art and academic art and discover how artists differentiated between them, particularly in the 19th century. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the AP Art History: Exam Prep course
- Introduction to Art
- Prehistoric Art
- Ancient Egyptian Art
- Ancient Near East Art
- Ancient Greek Art
- Ancient Roman Art
- Early Christian Art
- Art of the Byzantine Empire
- Medieval Art
- Romanesque Style of Art
- Gothic Art
- Fifteenth-Century Art
- Sixteenth-Century Art
- Art of the Baroque Period
- Rococo Art
- Neoclassical Art
- Impressionist Art
- Post-Impressionism in Art
- Early Twentieth-Century Art
- Postwar to Postmodern Art
- Global Contemporary Art
- Asian Art
- Art of the Pacific
- Art of Indigenous Americas
- African Art
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