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Dark Romanticism

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will examine the term Dark Romanticism.
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Notes on "Dark Romanticism"

Terms to Know


A style of Medieval art (painting, sculpture, stained glass, frescos and illuminated manuscript) characterized by themes of Marian devotion and architecture with pointed arches, ribbed vaults and flying buttresses.

Dark Romanticism

A genre of arts characterized by images of humanlike forms of evil, i.e. Satan, devils, ghosts, werewolves, vampires and ghouls.


A spiritual belief in states of consciousness or aspects of reality beyond human perceptions including communication and insights with a supreme being.


To assign human form or attributes to animals, plants, or creatures.



Image of Fuseli, The Nightmare, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_Nightmare.JPG; Image of Blake, Ancient of Days, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blake_ancient_of_days.jpg; Image of Goya, The Sleep of Reason Produces Nightmares, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Goya_-_Caprichos_%2843%29_-_Sleep_of_Reason.jpg; Image of Goya, Third of May, 1808, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:El_Tres_de_Mayo,_by_Francisco_de_Goya,_from_Prado_thin_black_margin.jpg; Image of Goya, Saturn Devouring One of his Children, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Francisco_de_Goya,_Saturno_devorando_a_su_hijo_%281819-1823%29.jpg;