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From Neoclassicism to Romanticism

From Neoclassicism to Romanticism

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will explore the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism.
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Terms to Know


A transformative late 18th-century intellectual and artistic movement originating in Europe; characterized by imagination, exaltation of the common man, and appreciation of nature.

The Exotic

Foreign, unusual, and excitingly strange.


An aesthetic quality in nature during the 18th century, distinct from beauty, expressing awe and fear simultaneously.



Image of David, Oath of the Horatii, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacques-Louis_David,_Le_Serment_des_Horaces.jpg; Image of Gros, Napoleon at the Pesthouse at Jaffa, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Antoine-Jean_Gros_-_Bonaparte_visitant_les_pestif%C3%A9r%C3%A9s_de_Jaffa.jpg; Image of Ingres, Apotheosis of Homer, Public Domain, http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/jean-auguste-dominique-ingres/the-apotheosis-of-homer-1827#close; Image of Ingres, La Grande Odalisque, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jean_Auguste_Dominique_Ingres,_La_Grande_Odalisque,_1814.jpg; Image of Gericault, The Raft of Medusa, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Theodore_Gericault_Raft_of_the_Medusa-1.jpg; Image of Delacroix, Death of Sardanapalus, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Delacroix_-_La_Mort_de_Sardanapale_%281827%29.jpg;