Romanticism: c. 1800-1848

Artists such as Delacroix, Goya, Turner, and Friedrich responded to a newly modern world by creating some of the most emotionally expressive art ever made.

Jacques-Louis David, Death of Marat - detail
In the decades following the French Revolution, this new movement began to flourish in France.

Romanticism in France

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Slave Ship (detail)
A beautiful sunset, but look closer. One of humanity’s most hideous acts—seen in the waves of the indifferent sea.

J. M. W. Turner, Slave Ship