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Romantic or Real Romanticism cannot be identified with a single style technique or attitude but romantic painting is generally characterized by a highly imaginative and subjective approach emotional intensity and a dreamlike or visionary quality Romantic art characteristically strives to express by suggestion states of feeling too intense mystical or elusive to be clearly defined Realism on the other hand is an attempt to describe human behavior and surroundings or to represent figures and objects exactly as they act or appear in life Attempts at realism have been made periodically throughout history in all the arts the term is however generally restricted to a movement that began in the mid-19th century in reaction to the highly subjective approach of romanticism The works of John Constable and Honor Daumier show the great differences in Romantic characteristics and Realist characteristics both with the subjects they painted and the styles that they used to paint John Constable was an English painter who was known for his landscape painting in the romantic style Encarta Constable was a leader in presenting an idealized image of rural life and nature He infused quiet English landscapes with profound feeling Constables The Hay Wain is a countryside scene It helped to add features to the romantic motifs such as streams country cottages and farmland scenes Matthews and Platt 465 One could almost hear the wind blowing through the trees and sound of running water The visionary or dreamlike quality is portrayed in this painting with the use of natural coloring and lighting He was known to focus on the intangible qualities like the conditions of light sky and atmosphere than with the concrete details of a scene He achieved a freshness of vision through the use of luminous colors and bold thick brushwork With the play of individual imagination Constable gave expression to emotion and mood Honor Daumier was a French painter who focused on the realistic themes of everyday life Encarta
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