An artistic and literary and movement that originated in Europe in the late 18th century and was influential through the mid-19th century. The Romantic approach in the visual arts emphasized the subjective, the emotional and the dramatic, often expressed through exotic, mysterious or violent subject matter. The uncontrollable power of nature was another important theme in Romantic art (see sublime). Leading Romantic artists include painters include Eugène Delacroix, Théodore Géricault, Francisco de Goya, Caspar David Friedrich, and J. M. W. Turner and sculptors François Rude and Antoine-Louis Barye. Web resource here.

Caspar David Friedrich. Abbey in the Oak Forest. Oil on canvas. 1809 or 1810. Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.