19th Century Art at Trinity HouseMark Boston2022-01-20T11:29:06+00:00
In the West, the 19th century witnessed major social and technological upheavals, spurred in large by the Industrial Revolution and correlating trends: urbanisation, frequently poor working and living conditions, and territorial expansion by emerging global superpowers. In this period, artistic patronage shifted increasingly towards the capitalist bourgeoisie and national academies, with a rising profile for art dealers and critics. The hub of Western artistic activity was Paris, and the French Academy and Salon represented the establishment, favouring Neoclassicism at the beginning of the century and later Romanticism.
Social and political commentary appeared in the history paintings of Théodore Géricault […]