Lowell Lecture

Gallery Talk: Romanticism in Context: Aesthetics and Emotion

Date & Time

Jan. 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Bryn Schockmel, Graduate Student Lecturer

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts Humanities

The Romantic movement of the early nineteenth century, a movement that manifested itself not only in painting but in literature and music, counts among its members such great luminaries as J. M. W. Turner and Eugène Delacroix. This Gallery Talk led by graduate student lecturer, Bryn Schockmel, will explore the Romantic movement within the context of what came before and after. We shall examine how the restrictions of Neoclassical painting led some artists to experiment with the more expressive Romantic style and how the Romantic movement itself overlapped with and influenced later styles, such as Orientalism and the Pre-Raphaelites. To attend the gallery talk, meet in the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.