Romanticism

Theodor Hildebrandt: The Murder of the Children of King Edward

The Murder of the Children of King Edward: Theodor Hildebrandt

The Murder of the Children of King Edward shows the moment before the sleeping sons of Edward IV of England are murdered by the men peering over the bed. German painter Theodor Hildebrandt here, in Romantic style, elicits extreme emotion from the viewer. It was painted in 1835, some 350 years after Edward V and …

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J.M.W. Turner: San Giorgio Maggiore in the Morning

San Giorgio Maggiore in the Morning: J.M.W. Turner

San Giorgio Maggiore in the Morning by English Romantic painter J.M.W. Turner we are presented with a Venetian scene. Such is Turner’s organisation of space – the building is in the distance – that San Giorgio Maggiore seems to almost dissolve into the atmospheric effects in which the artist revels. Painted in 1819, Turner made …

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John Constable- The Opening of Waterloo Bridge seen from Whitehall Stairs

The Opening of Waterloo Bridge seen from Whitehall Stairs: John Constable

British painter John Constable’s 1832 The Opening of Waterloo Bridge seen from Whitehall Stairs is of commemoration, that is it is a reportage of the opening of Waterloo Bridge on the 18th of June in 1817, the second anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Again Constable affords a great expanse of the painting to the …

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Thomas Lawrence: The Two Sons of the 1st Earl of Talbot

The Two Sons of the 1st Earl of Talbot: Thomas Lawrence

The Two Sons of the 1st Earl of Talbot is a 1793 double portrait painting by English portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy Thomas Lawrence. The Two Sons of the 1st Earl of Talbot (British peer and politician John Chetwynd-Talbot) shows two boys in the epitome of aristocratic self-assurance. The red-haired boy to …

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Eugène Delacroix: Jewish Wedding in Morocco

Eugène Delacroix: Jewish Wedding in Morocco

Jewish Wedding in Morocco is an 1839 Orientalist painting by the leading French artist of the Romantic period Eugène Delacroix. Analysis of Delacroix’s Jewish Wedding in Morocco Delacroix, (1798-1863) first travelled to North Africa in 1832 and was captivated by its various cultures, remarking in his diary that he felt he had been transported to …

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