Books for Adults


Clark, Timothy J. 1973. The Absolute Bourgeois: Artists and Politics in France, 1848–1851. New York Graphic Society.
Crow, Thomas. 1985. Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Yale University Press.
Eisenman, Stephen, with Thomas Crow, Brian Lukacher, Linda Nochlin, David L. Phillips, and Frances K. Pohl. 2002. Nineteenth-Century Art: A Critical History. Thames and Hudson.
Fiero, Gloria K. 2002. Romanticism, Realism, and the Nineteenth-Century World. McGraw-Hill.
Honour, Hugh. 1977. Neo-Classicism. Penguin Books.
___. Romanticism. 1979. Allen Lane.
Levey, Michael. 1966. Rococo to Revolution: Major Trends in Eighteenth-Century Painting. Praeger.
Malpas, James. 1997. Realism. Cambridge University Press.
Nochlin, Linda. 1971. Realism. Penguin Books.
Peer, Larry H, ed. 1998. Romanticism across the Disciplines. University Press of America.
Rosenblum, Robert, and H.W. Janson. 1984. 19th-Century Art. Abrams.
Torquato Tasso. 2000. Gerusalemme liberata, edited and translated by Anthony M. Esolen. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Wise, Susan, and Malcom Warner, with Larry J. Feinberg and Martha Wolff. 1996. French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection. The Art Institute of Chicago.


Brookner, Anita. 1980. Jacques-Louis David. Chatto and Windus.
Fried, Michael. 1992. Courbet’s Realism. University of Chicago Press.
Hughes, Robert. 2003. Goya. Knopf.
Kasl, Ronda, and Suzanne L. Stratton. 1997. Painting in Spain in the Age of Enlightenment: Goya and His Contemporaries. Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Levey, Michael. 1986. Giambattista Tiepolo, His Life and Art. Yale University Press.
McIntyre, Ian. 2003. Joshua Reynolds: The Life and Times of the First President of the Royal Academy. Allen Lane.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1983. Manet 1832–1883. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michel, Marianne Roland. 1984. Watteau: An Artist of the Eighteenth Century. Alpine Fine Arts.
Murphy, Alexandra. 1984. Jean-François Millet. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Rosenthal, Michael. 1983. Constable, the Painter in his Landscape. Yale University Press.
Wright, Beth S. 2001. The Cambridge Companion to Delacroix. Cambridge University Press.

Books for Children

Dunn, John. 1999. The Enlightenment (World History). Lucent Books.
The French Revolution: Paper Dolls to Cut Out. Bellerophon Books. 1993.
Henderson, Harry. 1999. The Age of Napoleon. Lucent Books.
Muhlberger, Richard. 1994. What Makes a Goya a Goya? Viking Children’s Books.
Mulvihill, Margaret. 1989. The French Revolution: History and Highlights. Watts Publishing Group.
Otfinoski, Steven. 2000. Triumph and Terror: The French Revolution. Replica Books.
Plain, Nancy. 2002. Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, and the French Revolution: Rulers and their Times. Benchmark Books.
Spence, David Barrons. 1997. Manet: A New Realism. Great Artists Series. Barrons Educational Series.
Tierney, Tom. 2003. French Baroque and Rococo Fashions. Dover Publications.
___. Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls. 2001.Dover Publications.
Venezia, Mike. 2003. Eugene Delacroix (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists). Children’s Press.
Wright, Patricia. 1993. Eyewitness Art: Goya. Eyewitness Series. DK Publishing.
___. Eyewitness Art: Manet. Eyewitness Series. 1999. DK Publishing.



Goya: Reality and Invention. 60 min. Home Vision Entertainment, 2001.
Landmarks of Western Art, Vol. 3: Baroque to Neoclassicism. 50 min. Kultur Films, 1999.

Landmarks of Western Art, Vol. 4: Rococo to Revolution. 50 min. Kultur Films, 1999.
Landmarks of Western Art, Vol. 5: Romanticism. 50 min. Kultur Films, 1999.
Making and Meaning: Turner—Fighting the Termeraire. 25 min. Home Vision Entertainment, 2002.
Portraits by Ingres. 25 min. Home Vision Entertainment, 1999.
Portrait of an Artist: Jacques-Louis David—The Passing Show. 53 min. Home Vision Entertainment, 1986.
Portrait of an Artist: Theodore Gericault—Men and Wild Horses. 67 min. Home Vision Entertainment, 1987.
Romantics and Realists Box Set (Delacroix, Rossetti, Friedrich, Goya, Whistler, Courbet). 5 hours. Kultur Films, 2000.

Websites Artists by Movement
Definitions and examples of Rococo, Neoclassical, Romantic, and Realist periods cross-referenced with individual artists and their works
Definition and examples of Realist art and artists
Boston College Art History Web
Links to several sites about Romanticism and its artists
The European Enlightenment
Comprehensive site devoted to the Enlightenment. Provides general information about the era and specific information about artists with selected works and web resources. Exploring the Arts and Humanities
18th- and 19th-century art with descriptions of the movements and artists within the period
The National Gallery of Art
A tour of French and Italian paintings of the Rococo and Neoclassical movements
New Advent: Rococo Style
An extensive description and history of the Rococo style
Realism and Naturalism
A description of the Realist period with reference to visual arts, music, and literature