Art of the Romantic Period

During a time when art outlets changed from focusing on the rich to the poor some very interesting painting and artists rose up to make names for themselves. Included below are pictures of famous paintings and a little blerb about them. For further reading check out this article.

The Nightmare (1781)

The Nightmare (1781) By Henry Fuseli 

Fuseli was inspired by Marry Shelley and many did not understand his macabre paintings.

The Third of May 1808 (1814)

The Third of May 1808 (1814) By Francisco Goya 

This painting by Goya depicts Napolean and his troops publicly executing some Spaniards.

The Hay Wain (1821)

The Hay Wain (1821) By John Constable 

Constable who lived in rural England, wanted to show man as part of nature instead of standing back and observing it.