Critique how artists transform landscapes into Romantic subjects. Define the style Romanticism and then choose works of art that represent the Romantic style of painting. Analyze the formal elements and message of the work and how the artist(s) capture romantic ideologies in the works that you chose. Include the ideas the landscapes embody and how artists represent those ideas. Use at least 3 examples in your answer. Your response should average between 2-4 pages and include a brief introduction, the body of the essay and a brief conclusion. Use your textbook and PowerPoint notes to complete the essay. You should not go to outside sources. If you use a direct quote from the text make sure you cite the page.
Romantic Landscape Painting
Romanticism was a cultural movement that began in Europe. It was to some extent a reaction to the industrial revolution that took place during the same period. It is important to note the movement affected several philosophical thinking, music, art, and literature. On art, it came up with romantic art which focused on feelings, emotions, and moods of all kind including imagination, fervor, spirituality and mystery. One of the most important type or romantic art that took centre stage during the period is landscape art or painting, which is the depiction of natural scenery in art (Tharaud, 2020). Landscape paintings capture valleys, water bodies, forests, mountains, and may or not comprise man structured as well as people. According to study conducted by Harvey (2017), landscape painting was placed low in its scale of value; however, it took prestige and prominence in the romantic period. This essay, therefore, analyzes the formal elements and message of landscape works during romanticism and how the artists capture romantic ideologies in their works.
The Savage State
Title: The Savage State
Name: Thomas Cole