Romantic Painting

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In The Woods by Asher B. Durand is a great example of a romantic painting. To start off, This painting is all about nature. In the painting some off the trees are broken or have moss growing on them. Durand does a great job illustrating the imperfections of nature at it’s finest. If everything was perfect then there wouldn’t ever be romance. This is because you need imperfection and sadness to have the romantic and happy parts of life. Durand also uses the sunlight poking through the trees to help exaggerate the romantic elements of the painting. For example, the light shines through on a deformed white stump. Although deformed this stump is so attractive with the twirls, patterns, and a touch of red in it. All in all, Durand creates a romantic painting by uses nature’s many imperfections.

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