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Ch 17: Romanticism in Art

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Our brief, engaging videos teach you about the Romanticism movement in art. Use the quizzes following each lesson to gauge your comprehension of the discussed concepts. Expert instructors are available to answer any questions that arise.

Romanticism in Art - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Sparked in part by the Industrial Revolution of the Age of Enlightenment, Romanticism influenced everything from politics to art. If you need to learn or review artistic styles and examples of famous works of art of the Romantic period, these lessons are a great resource.

Each lesson is followed by a short multiple-choice quiz to make sure you understand what you set out to learn and the chapter exam will help gauge your retention of the concepts. Subject-matter experts are a click away to answer any questions you have along the way. The videos allow you to do things like:

  • Explore Romanticism in literature and art of the 19th Century
  • Understand the psychological insights of Francisco de Goya's art
  • Recognize the aesthetic of the sublime
  • Describe famous folk and academic art
  • Study Rude's La Marseillaise
  • Analyze Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People

Video Objective
19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music and Art Explore the Romanticism trends in Western literature and more in the 1800s.
Themes of the Romantic Art Period Show how art illustrates themes in Romanticism and more.
Architectural Revivals of Romanticism Give examples of famous architectural revivals of the Romantic period.
Role of the Salon in 19th-Century France Describe the role of the Salon in 19th-century France.
Comparing Watercolor, Aquatint & Oil Paint During the Romantic Period Give examples from famous works using watercolor, aquatint and oil.
Psychological Insights in Francisco de Goya's Art Psychologically profile the art of Francisco de Goya.
The Aesthetic of the Sublime in Romantic Paintings Describe the expression of the aesthetic of the sublime in famous Romantic art.
Comparing Romantic Painting in Europe & America Differentiate among famous Romantic paintings from England, France, Spain, Germany and America.
Comparing Folk Art & Academic Art Compare and contrast folk and academic art and name famous examples.
Rude's La Marseillaise vs. Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People Compare and contrast Rude's La Marseillaise and Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People.

10 Lessons in Chapter 17: Romanticism in Art
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music, and Art

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.

Themes of the Romantic Art Period

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.

Architectural Revivals of Romanticism

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.

Role of the Salon in 19th-Century France

4. Role of the Salon in 19th-Century France

In this lesson, you will explore the history and position of the Salon in 19th-century France and discover how it influenced ideas about art. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Comparing Watercolor, Aquatint & Oil Paint During the Romantic Period

5. 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.

Psychological Insights in Francisco de Goya's Art

6. Psychological Insights in Francisco de Goya's Art

In this lesson, you will explore the art of Francisco de Goya and discover how his art reflected his personal mental state and still reflected basic truths about humankind. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Aesthetic of the Sublime in Romantic Paintings

7. 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.

Comparing Romantic Painting in Europe & America

8. 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.

Comparing Folk Art & Academic Art

9. 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.

Rude's La Marseillaise Vs. Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People

10. Rude's La Marseillaise Vs. Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People

In this lesson, you will explore two different works of art that, while created around the same time and covering a similar subject, turned out very different. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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