Photo Challenge

We challenge you!

Use the current challenge hashtag to enter your photos on Instagram.


It is time for our second photo challenge. (Our first one was photography like Edward Hopper´s paintings.) For this one, we want you to get romantic.

We challenge you to post photos that emulate the style, moods and themes of the Romantic period landscape painters of the 18th and 19th century.

Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

In the visual arts, Romanticism first showed itself in landscape paintings. Caspar David Friedrich and J. M. W. Turner were born less than a year apart in 1774 and 1775 respectively and were to take German and English landscape painting to their extremes of Romanticism. Friedrich often used single figures, or features like crosses, set alone amidst a huge landscape. Turner is famous for his depiction of dramatic light moods. John Constable, born in 1776, stayed closer to the English landscape tradition. In Austria Ferdinand Waldmüller was an important painter of the period. In many places Romanticism also influenced later periods. For example, in the USA, The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by Romanticism.

//Post your photos on Instagram using #smc_romanticlandscape//

Deadline for posting is 30 June 2021. Back-tagging your suitable earlier posts is allowed. Colour-photography only, no paintings or drawings please. Editing for that Romantic period look is encouraged.

We will post our favourites in our Instagram gallery and right here on our website

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