Romanticism

Meta-Impressionism

Romanticism

 

 

Romanticism:
Emphasize on colour, not on line. Delacroix made a study of colours in nature. “The flesh only receives its true colour in the open air and especially in the sun.” The use of colour as expression of mood. Use of contrast with complementary colours and dark-light contrasts. Loose brushstroke. Emphasize on dramatic and tragic events. Inspired by Rubens and Titian. (R3,p18/9;R172,p60-2) Important artists: Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) ; Théodore Géricault (1791-1824). See Wikipedia; the-athenaeum.