Romantic at Heart

Romantic at heart: a study into the relationship between Ruins and the Sublime in British Art between 1770-1830 The Picturesque, although emerging as part of the Romantic Movement, can be characterised through its sterile approach to Ruins. Appreciation was largely aesthetic and about form; its earliest examples were based on Claudean presets yet soon evolved […]

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The Picturesque

The Picturesque: Examining the development and proliferation of the ruin in the British Landscape Painting  (1770-1830) The Picturesque, from ‘pittoresco’-to have features like those of an artist’s work-was a Movement that emerged in Britain in about 1750. [1] It flourished between 1770-1830 and was developed through the awakening sensibilities of a few who responded to […]

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