Following the French Revolution of 1789, artists disillusioned with the classical restraint of the Enlightenment began exploring a new emotionalism, challenging the notions and genres of Neoclassicism. The movement gained momentum across Europe in the early decades of the 19th century and flourished between 1780 - 1830. Landscape and history painters as well as architects like Robert Adam, celebrated subjectivity, placing the senses over reason. Landscape painting and the exploration of man's relationship to nature became defining themes of the new Romantic sensibility. Confronted with mass industrialization and rapidly growing cities, Joseph Mallord William Turner explored the powerful and unpredictable forces of nature. John Constable painted his native landscapes on huge canvases, recording his personal responses to nature. The imagination and unconscious were paramount and portrait painting provided opportunities for artists to delve into human psychology to express emotional states and individuality.
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Sitter associated with 44 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Painter, known as 'Wright of Derby'
Sitter associated with 7 portraits | Artist associated with 19 portraits
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
History, landscape and biblical painter
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist associated with 11 portraits
Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 2 portraits