Romanticism in The Romantic Time Period

            The romantic time period took place during the 18th and 19th centuries with ideas that opposed previous periods. Romanticism was a period that rejected the principle of order, balance, and idealization that had symbolized Classicism in general. Romanticism was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism. Romanticism was more of a spontaneous art that focused on the person or subject with fluent emotion and imagination. Some of the greatest painters from this time period were Francisco Goya, Eugene Delacroix, and Joseph Mallord William Turner. These three painters each expressed their paintings though emotion, national ideas, and nature. .

             The Romantic time period was one that expressed emotion with bright colors that canceled out the prior ideals of order. One of the most famous painters from the romantic period was Francisco Goya. Francisco Goya was considered to be "the Father of Modern Art”. Through expressing his thoughts and feelings frankly he became known as the pioneer of new artistic trends. He became sick in 1792 and consequently became deaf, this changed his art drastically and he went though a dark and lonely period until he died. However before he died, he created many masterpieces that expressed a great amount of emotion with the help of color. Bright colors or a greater contrast in colors became more noticeable and important in his paintings after his lose of hearing because of his separation and loneliness from the rest of the world. One of his excellent pieces of work was knows as "the bullfight”. This masterpiece expressed how he felt that professional athletes had very dangerous jobs. The painting was created with fast brushes filled with paint to create a texture, symbolic flow, and chaos to portray his thoughts of danger, fear, and death that could come to professional athletes. Also he used very bright colors in contrast with black or dark color to make the bright colors even brighter.

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