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A Period of Revolution
POLISH TRUMPETER BY THEODORE GERICAULT The Europeans and Americans where emerging from war time with the French, American, Spanish, Greek revolutions and Napolean's terrorising, all of which became popular subject matter in art during that time. By 1848 under the impact of the revolutionary upheavals then sweeping Europe, Courbet had come to believe that the Romantic emphasis on feeling and imagination was merely an escape from the realities of the time. [MH] {NR}

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