Romantic art appeared by the end of the 19th century, after the age of Enlightenment and Classicism. In Germany, the most iconic artist of this period was Caspar David Friedrich, while in England, the representatives of Romantic art were Turner and Wallis. In France, Romantic artists were more interested in subjects like destiny and passion, rather than nature.
Romanticism is characterized by the will of exploring all art possibilities in order to express the ecstasy and the torments of both the heart and the soul. This artistic movement ended around 1840 with the advent of Impressionism.