Painting of Jean-Jacques Rousseau


This is an image of the "Father of Romanticism," Jean-Jacques Rousseau. You can see the transition of the Enlightenment period to the Romantic period through the color of Rousseau's clothes. The clothing depicted shows a connection to the Earth and the humility of the philosopher. In the Romantic period artists used brown, earthy colors to relate a love of nature, the brown clothing Rousseau wears lets us connect him with his role in the transition to the Romantic period. 

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