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Famous Landscape Arts from the Romanticism Movement

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List of the most popular landscape arts from the romanticism movement, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The romanticism period was an extremely important awakening in the world of art, so it's not surprising that many historic landscape arts were created during that time. Renowned romanticism movement landscape arts are highly sought after, so if you want to add one to your collection you better start saving now. Click on the names of the famous romanticism movement landscape art works to see more information about each one.

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    Moonrise by the Sea or Moonrise over the Sea is an 1822 oil-on-canvas painting by German painter Caspar David Friedrich. The work depicts a romantic seascape. It measures 55 × 71 centimetres Three young people, two women side by side and a man further back, are sitting on a large boulder by the sea, silhouetted against the sky as they watch the moon rising to the east above a band of clouds. In the distance are two sailing vessels, ghosting on a light breeze towards the spectators on the shore. The painting is probably a view of the Baltic Sea, near Friedrich's birthplace in Swedish Pomerania. It may be based on the beach at Stubbenkammer near Rügen. The work was commissioned by banker and...  more
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism, German Romanticism
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    Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway is an oil painting by the 19th century British painter J. M. W. Turner. The painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1844, though it may have been painted earlier. It is now in the collection of the National Gallery, London. The Great Western Railway was one of a number of private British railway companies created to develop the new means of transport. The location of the painting is widely accepted as Maidenhead Railway Bridge, across the River Thames between Taplow and Maidenhead. The view is looking east towards London. The bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1838. A tiny hare appears in the bottom...  more
    • Artist: J. M. W. Turner
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism
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    Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds is an 1823 painting by the nineteenth-century landscape painter John Constable. This image of Salisbury Cathedral, one of England's most famous medieval churches, is one of his most celebrated works, and was commissioned by one of his closest friends, John Fisher, The Bishop of Salisbury. Constable visited Salisbury in 1820 and made a series of oil sketches of the cathedral, which served as the model for this composition. The artist selected a viewpoint from the bishop's garden and included figures of Dr. Fisher and his wife at the bottom left. Following its exhibition at the 1823 Royal Academy, Constable observed: "My Cathedral looks very...  more
    • Artist: John Constable
    • Subject: Salisbury Cathedral
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism
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    Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows was painted by John Constable in 1831, one year after the death of his wife, Maria. It is currently on display at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff, on loan from the Tate Gallery, London. He later added nine lines from “The Seasons” by the eighteenth-century poet James Thomson that reveal the painting's meaning: That the rainbow is a symbol of hope after a storm that follows on the death of the young Amelia in the arms of her lover Celadon. Constable exhibited this painting at the Royal Academy in 1831, but continued working on it during 1833 and 1834....  more
    • Artist: John Constable
    • Subject: Salisbury Cathedral
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism