Romantic Art

Week 9-10

What did I do?

Discussed images for related texts

Works of art from the Romantic period most definitely fit into the category of romantic; they can be visual representations of the concepts of Romanticism. Some relevant artists would be: Joseph Turner, Theodore Gericault, John Constable, Eugene Delacroix, William Blake, Francisco de Goya, Gaspar Freidrich  and John Martin. Landscapes, irregular portraits (emotional, oddly positioned or otherwise unusual depictions of a person) and depictions of figments or fiction were common.

Romantic art conveyed:

  • The irrationality, passion and emotion of Romanticism,
  • The endless potential of the individual,
  • The horrifyingly beautiful power and fury of nature,
  • The dangers of science and new technology,
  • The Middle Ages romanticised,
  • The Supernatural,
  • Nationalism (useful for Extension 2 inspiration),
  • The intrigue of foreign lands, and
  • Religious connotations.

Assessment Task 1

By completing my first Extension assessment task for the HSC I learnt about passive and active voice, as I had used the former too frequently in my presentation which made it difficult to understand. Active voice demonstrates the subject (noun) of a sentence performing, or acting on, the action (verb) and its sequence can be described as doer-action-receiver. Passive voice shows the subject (noun) to be acted upon by the verb (which is also performed by another noun) and its sequence is the opposite of active’s; receiver-action-doer. Passive voice is much messier than active voice. It’s as if it is trying to go around the perimeter of a field – stumbling over all the sporting equipment – to reach the other side rather than just walking across the grass to reach the same destination.

(2015). M. L. Banner. Active/Passive Voice. Towson University. (Accessed 14/1216)

Image: [App ropriation of The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich]


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