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Genres: Romanticism and Realism

by: Ana Wistos

Genres: Romanticism and Realism Art History 6C

Ana Wistos

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Inro to genres and realism
Modern-Contemporary Art
Professor Monahan
Class Notes
Art History, Realism, Romanticism
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ana Wistos on Monday April 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art History 6C at University of California Santa Barbara taught by Professor Monahan in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Modern-Contemporary Art in Art History at University of California Santa Barbara.


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Date Created: 04/18/16
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Art History▯ Genres - Comparing 2 pieces▯ • genres: history painting▯ approaches: dramatic, desperate horrifying, not role models, others ▯ • - Romanticism▯ • sensibility rather than specific style▯ break with conventions▯ • - Wrath of Medusa: history painting but doesn't teach you a lesson▯ - contemporary moment and actually critical of state not supportive▯ personal, individual POV+responses▯ • • emphasis on emotions and sublime=awesome▯ - can be intense and inspire emotions▯ - sublime in nature▯ - Gericault, Portrait of a Kleptomaniac, 1822▯ • kleptomaniac cant help, but steal and he looks normal▯ - Gericault, Limbs 1818-19▯ • idea of human is smooth all the best part, perfect body▯ • these are just limbs so unconventional still life▯ new, but incomplete aspects ▯ • - Eugene Delacroix, The Death of Sardanapalus, 1827-8▯ • Sardanapalus lounging on his bed surrounded by chaos▯ he has just lost a battle and he orders all his possessions be destroyed then he will • kill himself▯ • the red in this composition is charged and the use of red ▯ • the people and riches in the picture are radiating our of him diagonally in the picture▯ no lesson to be learned all about sex, terror, violence, exotic ▯ • • no clear hero, only victims, its erotic violent carnage in this picture ▯ 1 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Eugene Delacroix, Massacre at Chios, 1827-8▯ • Chios is birthplace of Homer ▯ • Turks came and slaughtered people and survivors were sold into slavery▯ • cannot attack monarchy that they are being oppressed by▯ • contemporary topic as well as romantic history painting, but has no clear lesson▯ unrealistic because when people re being slaughtered they aren't going to sit and • pose for a patting▯ • battle in the background and the people in the picture are exotic▯ • isolated groups so it’s fragmented ▯ • romanticism is opposition to authority ▯ - Francisco Goya, Family of Carlos IV, 1800▯ • Goya drawn to ideas of enlightenment, Spain was corrupt at this time▯ • heir to the throne was soon to be married but they didn't know the fiancé so she was looking away in the picture▯ • the queens children were actually fathered by her lover, the prime minister ▯ - Goya, The Third of May, 1808, 1814▯ • unarmed wearing a white shirt(surrendering, but not yet bloody)▯ • arms up symbolizing stop, but soldiers are still lined up to shoot▯ • artificial light because it has nothing to do with enlightenment, just brutality▯ • resinated because this is a current issue▯ - J.M.W. Turner, Slave Ship(Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming), 1842▯ account for experience of awe▯ • • a vehicle to express views of human nature and modern society▯ • slavers throw everyone overboard to collect insurance money when they see the typhoon coming▯ • sublime: terror, obscurity, power, vastness 2


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