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J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship, 1840 i. Inspired by an actual incident during which slaves were cast overboard during a typhoon ii. Exhibited at an international anti-slavery conference whose goal was to end slavery around the world iii. Turner wrote a poem describing the scene (romanticism)

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Caspar David #Friedrich, considered the most important painter of the nineteenth-century #German Romantic movement

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My Favorite Artists and Their Art: John William Waterhouse

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Il bacio (The Kiss) is an 1859 painting by the Italian artist Francesco Hayez. It is possibly his best known work Francesco Hayez (10 February 1791 – 21 December 1881) was an Italian painter, the leading artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories and exceptionally fine portraits.

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Ruin Lust review – transience, doom and lyrical melancholy

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794

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Closeup -- Madame de Pompadour (Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, aka Marquise de Pompadour, principal mistress of Louis XV; painted around 1756 by François Boucher). [2nd of two pins]

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