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Classics And Romantics. The artist used sharp lines and strong contrasts, reflecting the clarity classics saw in the World. Heroism and its setting in Ancient Greece made it an a excellent subject for a Classic artist. Socrates died Heroically, providing a inspiring example to the future.
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Classics And Romantics
The artist used sharp lines and strong contrasts, reflecting the clarity classics saw in the World. Heroism and its setting in Ancient Greece made it an a excellent subject for a Classic artist. Socrates died Heroically, providing a inspiring example to the future. Classic Art Subject Matter: The Death of Socrates David
Here is another inspiring painting - these men are pledging themselves to their country’s defense. Note the continued use of strong colors and clear contrasts between subjects and background. Each line that is painted is clear and sharp. Both this and the Death of Socrates are placed in the setting of ancient Greece or Rome (Remember Classic means Greek and Roman). Classics saw the World as something clear and reasonable David
Leutze The subject is George Washington’s men crossing the Delaware in the dead of winter - an example of heroic patriotism. Here is a Classic painting in an American setting.
Ingres The subject is a princess. Note the strong colors of blue and tones of her skin. This Classic Painting is a simple portrait. Each line is clearly defined. The subject stands out against the background.
Here is aRomantic Painting Beard The artist has chosen dark tones. Many of the lines are vague, blurring into the foggy background. The subject is nature; the setting is eerie and mysterious.
They are not only beasts, they are tiny - insignificant against the heights and power of Nature. Note the figures in this painting. The viewer is illuminated by the light pouring forth from the cloudy, mysterious heights of Nature.
When Romantic landscapes include buildings, they are often relics from a mysterious, Medieval past.
Church The exotic and Mysterious were also qualities of the Romantics.
Frederick The eerie, mysterious qualities in this Romantic painting cannot be missed.
There is nothing heroic about these young men - but they are outside experiencing Nature. Note the dark gray skies and that only one face is clearly visible. Romantic paintings of people are usually of ordinary folk. Romantic paintings of people are also usually set in a landscape, or at least against a backdrop of nature. Homer
These people are neither powerful nor heroic, but they are in Nature. The fog and black cat add a mysterious touch. A Classic painter would have had no desire to paint them. Bingham
Remington The concept of the “Noble Savage” was created by white Romantic artists with little contact with Native Americans. Writers such as James Fenimore Cooper romanticized the life of Native Americans.
Their lives were portrayed as exciting and exotic, and the hardships were downplayed. Because they lived more closely to Nature, Romantics assumed they would have been more honest and pure.