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.

Restoration Quick Finds


Image from History Extra


This is some information about portrait paintings from The Met Museum. It’s loaded with links to paintings.

British Library has a few pages about food culture by the century, and it even briefly talks about power structures and how they influence food culture!

History Extra has a longish article about fashion in 17th century London, but it’s worth the read! The clothing is about as lacy and poofy as you’re imagining.

There’s lots of info on the web about culture throughout history.