The study on the Italian 1800s continues with this volume investigating the figurative arts in the years of Romanticism.
A complete overview of the figurative arts and their relationship to the other arts – decorative arts, fashion and dress, literary culture – and the society of the day, with a particular focus on European painting.
As in the previous volume on Neoclassicism, Carlo Sisi takes an original approach, separating the writings from the illustrations. The essays approach the theoretical debate on the arts, the genres of painting, architecture, sculpture and related disciplines. The iconographic “Atlases”, on the other hand, offer a complete image of the themes, culture and tastes of Romanticism.
Through almost 400 images from public and private collections across Europe, the book combines masterpieces by protagonists like Hayez, Palagi, Canova, Turner, Friedrich and Ingres with outstanding works by many artists less familiar to the general public.