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  • Romanticism An artistic (literature, visual arts, music) and philosophical movement Began in Germany and England Europe America End of 1700s to mid-1800s
  • Romanticism Not necessarily what we think of when we hear the word ‘romantic’ Romance = Adventure British Romantic Painter William Turner (noted for shipwreck paintings)
  • Sources of Inspiration  Inner feelings and emotions  Imagination  Literature of the Middle Ages and the Orient (Eastern culture)
  • Romantic Attitudes (Interests) Idealistic -oriented toward the model, the perfect Mysterious and supernatural -reaction against logic, science, the mind Individual -concerned with the particular/specific rather than the general Imagination/creativity -sought to develop new forms of expression
  • Romantic Attitudes (Preferences)  Exotic > Normal -Longed for the past and the exotic (the foreign, the weird, the different)  Emotion > Reason -Tended toward excess and spontaneity (esp. of emotion) rather than controlled, cool reason  Country > City -Appreciated the rural and simple life  Innocence > Societal Corruption -Valued the primitive (innocent) over the corrupting influences of society; value of the child (unspoiled by society)
  • Romantic Social Concerns Desired radical change Favored democracy over monarchy Concerned with the common people, the good of the individual Felt that nature should be untamed, wild (the first environmentalists)