Neoclassical and Romantic styles, Visual Arts and Film Studies
Art has been for so long; almost as long as the world's existence. Neoclassical and Romantic styles of art and types of paintings are popular in the world of art. Both styles were influenced by the Romans and Greeks. The mid 1700's marked the beginning of the neoclassical art. Shortly afterwards, Romantic art followed; the late 18th century. Though often confused; there are no similarities between them. Romantic style of Art focuses majorly on the mysterious and the natural aspects of life. Neoclassical Art, on the other hand, is more inclined to the more political and unemotional aspects.
Delacroix's Sea of Galilee' and Watteau's The Storm' in comparison are two different paintings in the language of art. One of the paintings is clearly a Romantic period piece of art work while the other one comes from the Neo-classical period of art. The differences are not so difficult to spot; even from a mile away. The Storm' by Watteau is of the Neo-classical age. On the other hand, The Sea of Galilee' is a romantic era work of art. There are a lot reasons and differences to back this argument up. Each of the paintings holds the characteristics within them that reveal the characteristics of the different styles of painting. Let us first consider the characteristics of neo-classicism and romanticism
[...] The two painters, Eugene Delacroix and Louis-Joseph Watteau implemented the ‘nature' in a different and distinct way: The Storm by Watteau was done according to the views of Neoclassicists. On the other hand, Delacroix painted of Galilee' in line with Romanticism values and views. The Storm Watteau's painting presents rural scenery at harvest time. A late summer thunderstorm pours down as a tree is being shaken by the wind. A shepherd is also in the painting; he is almost being blown away by the wind. Every other peasant in the painting is also eager and working to finish their duties before the rains and hail start coming down. [...]
[...] Neoclassicists also had Roman and Greek elements integrated in their paintings and portraits. The paintings had mythological fabled beings and creatures in them. Neoclassicism was also designed in order to, please senses, to teach morals, and lessons in morals. They were inclined towards historical paintings. On the other hand, romantic art have beginnings that can always be tracked to the 18th and the 19th centuries. Romanticism was a rejection and change-over from neoclassicism and the neo classical period. It began as some form of intellectual movement by artists; they hoped to divulge from the traditional art values of neoclassical art. [...]
[...] Romanticism followed the neoclassicism era. Romantics directly opposed neoclassicism; they passionately believed that neoclassicism was not it and turned to nature's guiding forces in their paintings. To them, nature was the sole holder of all truth, and did not have to look or search for the truth or perfection in disciplines such as mathematics and science; the way neoclassicists always did. Romantics had a passion for beauty and myth, as well. Art from the neo-classical period revived the artistic canons from the Classical Antiquity. [...]
[...] Even though the storm is clear, it is stereotypical in the form it takes, somber in its mien and simple in the way it has been presented. The other storm, by Delacroix, is a powerful show of nature's forces. The storm engulfs the seafarers in the painting and violently attacks them. This is characteristic of the Romantic Art. Works Cited Lecture: The Enlightenment and the Romantic Era. Web Feb http://www.stockton.edu/~fergusoc/romantic/romantic.htm Romantic Period Artists. Shoshone Schools District. Web Feb http://www.shoshone.k12.id.us/romantic/artist.htm Study Guide: Rococo, Neoclassicism, And Romanticism: Major Artistic Styles - 18th and Early 19th century. [...]
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