Eighteenth video about the Romantic Art serie. Any doubt? Send me a message.
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Romanticism is born in XIX century. It is about the manifestation of feelings and sensations through art. It began in literature by the ideas of Goethe, Rousseau and Hegel. Ideals as revolution, nationalism, freedom, independence are the pillars of the romantic thinking. Historicism, coming back to the old forms, but reinterpreting it. Dramatic emotions, the sublime and ruins. Nostalgia for the past.
Painting was very developed in Romanticism. Great imagination, theme of the Middle Ages, legends from the north and national legends. Exotism, ruins, sublime landscapes, monsters, fantasy, dramatism are some of the characteristics.
Scandinavia: artists here made many paintings of norse mythology and also landscape paintings.
Introduction: I put the paintings of Thor and the Midgard Serpent by Füssli and Death of Baldr by Eckersberg as introduction
Nicolai Abildgaard: he is known as the Raphael of the North, he made neoclassicism popular in Denmark. Philoctetes, Ymer suckling the cow Audhumbla
Johan Gustaf Sandberg: he did historic and mythological painting. He painted frescoes in the Uppsala cathedral that show king Gustav Vasa (2 paintings), Valkyries
Nils Blommér: Freyja, Meadow elves, Water-sprite and the Ægir’s Daughters
Carl Peter Lehmann: Frithjof slaying two trolls in the sea
Knud Baade: one of the greatest painters in norway. Dramatic contrast. Heimdall summoning to the gods to battle, Prophecy of Vala, Scene of the Era of Norwegian Sagas, Træna Island in Nordland, Hestmona, Stormy night, Stavkirke of Borgund, Kunstakademie of Copenhaguen
Mårten Eskil Winge: Thor in battle against the giants, Punishment of Loki, Kraka
Peter Nicolai Arbo: other of the greatest painters, specialized in historic and mythological themes. Dagr, Åsgårdsreien (2 paintings), Death of Hervors, Ingeborg, Valkyrie (2 paintings)
Georg Pauli: Bather men (curious, always women but he did men!), Óðinn with the corpse of Mímir
Lorenz Frølich: illustrator, he made engravings of mythological episodes. Battle of Grathe Heath, Odin, Frigg and Gersemi, Valkyries
William Gershom Collingwood: he is an english author, but interesting to mention here because he illustrated episodes of the Eddas. Grímnismál, Alvíssmál, Vafþrúðnismál (2), Hymiskvíða, Skírnismál, Baldr's Draumr
Romantic nationalism: it was a movement that made popular the representation of the norwegian nature and nacional identity. Mostly landscapes with ships and normal people
Hans Gude: Hardanger, Bridal procession in Hardanger, High mountains
Hans Dahl: Transporting hay, In the mountaintop, In the Fjord, Over sunrays, Fjord with navigating ship, Boat in Balestrand, Sognefjord near a summer home in Balestrand
Music: Symphony N. 5, First Movement by Beethoven
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