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Romanticists


10 People in artist grouping:

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

Robert Adam

1728-1792
Architect
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Constable

John Constable

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

John Duncan Fergusson

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

Henry Fuseli

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

John Martin

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

John Hamilton Mortimer

1740-1779
History painter
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist associated with 12 portraits
J.M.W. Turner

J.M.W. Turner

1775-1851
Landscape painter
Sitter associated with 43 portraits | Artist associated with 4 portraits
Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright

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

John Varley

1778-1842
Landscape painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Henry Wallis

1830-1916
Artist
Artist associated with 2 portraits