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Romanticism is a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
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DEFINITION AND HISTORY OF ROMANTICISM
- Romanticism was an art movement popularized in many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilization from the late 18th to the mid-19th century.
- Unlike its predecessors, Romanticism was subjective, imaginative, personal, spontaneous, emotional, visionary, and transcendental.
- Through this art movement, artists like Joseph Mallord William Turner, Eugène Delacroix, Theodore Gericault, Francisco Goya, and Caspar David Friedrich found inspiration in their own imaginations.
- Generally, Romantic artists worked in one medium: paint. In the movement’s early years, the artists predominantly focused on landscape painting.
- Through the years, other forms of expression influenced by the movement produced romantic arts.
DISCIPLINES OF ROMANTICISM
- While most Romantics were into painting, some dabbled in sculpture. François Rude, a French sculptor, crafted the Marseillaise, a group of reliefs on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe.
- Other artists applied romanticism through music. Most well-known composers worked in the Romantic style including Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner.
- Beethoven’s symphonies and piano sonatas were distinctive for their expressiveness and strong emotion.
- Popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Romanticism’s literary movement emphasized nature and the importance of emotion and artistic freedom.
- Its literature is centered on the glorification of nature, acceptance of emotions, emphasis on aesthetic beauty, solitude, spiritual and supernatural elements, vivid sensory imagery and use of personification.
- English poets like William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge led the way in romanticism with their works centered in mystical, the subconscious, and the supernatural.
- Later, romanticism also embraced cultural nationalism, historical appreciation, and the supernatural.
- English Romantic poetry was also introduced and popularized in the works of John Keats, Lord Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
- Romantic architecture became popular from the mid- to late-19th century. It was strongly influenced by romanticism in literature, particularly the historical novels of Victor Hugo and Walter Scott.
- Notable examples include the completion of Cologne Cathedral in Germany by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Royal Pavilion in Brighton by John Nash, and Hameau de la Reine by royal architect Richard Mique.
- Many existing films took inspiration from Romantic ideas, exhibiting fascinating aesthetic and ideological influences from a variety of Romantic sources.
- With a touch of romanticism, the medium of photography is seen with the sense of romance of the landscape featuring spirit in full bloom.
- The most notable feature in a landscape image of romantic quality is that it stirs emotion and feelings and causes inspiration of the imagination.
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