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10 People in artist grouping:

Romanticists

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.

Robert Adam

1728-1792
Architect
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Constable

1776-1837
Landscape painter
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist associated with 6 portraits

Henry Fuseli

1741-1825
Painter
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits

Joseph Mallord William Turner

1775-1851
Landscape painter
Sitter associated with 42 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits

Joseph Wright

1734-1797
Painter, known as 'Wright of Derby'
Sitter associated with 7 portraits | Artist associated with 19 portraits

John Duncan Fergusson

1874-1961
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

John Martin

1789-1854
History, landscape and biblical painter
Sitter in 4 portraits

John Hamilton Mortimer

1740-1779
History painter
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist associated with 11 portraits

John Varley

1778-1842
Landscape painter
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Wallis

1830-1916
Artist associated with 2 portraits