Romanticism

Instructor: Elisabeth Fraser

The seminar will focus on four major figures of Romanticism, Friedrich, Géricault, Ingres, and Delacroix; the point of the course will be to compare the circumstances -- institutional, political, cultural, social -- in which each artist worked, and to think about how each responded in their art to those circumstances. We will focus on the notion of a developing "public sphere" in the early 19th-century, and the common assumption that Romantic art marks a retreat to the interior.

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