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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. https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/activepass.htm (Accessed 14/1216)
Image: [App ropriation of The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich] http://versanews.co.uk/2016/09/06/7543/