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Explore aspects of 19th century Romanticism. Compare and contrast Fuseli’s the Nightmare, Goya’s Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters , and Delacroix’s Death of Sardanapalus.
Describe in detail what is taking place in each of these 3 works, and explain the ways in which each artist explores extreme emotional states. In what ways do these works reject the positive attitudes of Enlightenment thinkers? What are the sources of such dark themes in literature , poetry and folk tales ? What are the possible moral messages in each work? What aspects of the romantism as a cultural movement are illustrated by each artist?