Please answer the following in 4-5 sentences, using the course material as your primary reference:
1) Explain the Romantic artists’ approach to landscape painting. Describe their approach to representing nature.
2) Describe how Romantic artists portrayed rebellion and freedom in their art.
3) What is the story behind Turner’s “The Slave Ship”? What did audiences think of the painting at the time? (You can do some research on this.)
4) What are some ways Romanticism differs from last week’s Neoclassicism? What are some similarities?
Assignment for graduate students:
Pick one Romantic artist and research their lives. Write a 4-5 page overview of their career as an artist, identifying three major concerns in their work (such as pastoral nature in Constable, or the dark and irrational side of humanity in Goya). Please use academic sources and museum websites–ask me if you aren’t sure if you’re using a “legit” source.