Ⅰ Definition Ⅱ Characteristics Ⅲ European→ American Ⅳ Conclusion
Definition Romanticism ( Romantic era/Period) ： An artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe and strengthened in reaction to the Industrial Revolution. Introduction Romanticism has very little to do with things popularly thought of as "romantic," although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic art. Rather, it is an international artistic and philosophical movement that redefined the fundamental ways in which people in Western cultures thought about themselves and about their world.
Historical Considerations Romantic period (1798-1832) "age of revolutions"
Characteristics of Romansticism 1. Romanticism is a rebellion against the objectivity of rationalism 2. Romanticists think that the world is not a ticking watch made by god but a living, breathing being.(man and nature) 3. They emphasize individualism, placing the individual against the group, against authority. 4.They cherish strong interest in the past, the wild, irregular, the indefinite, the remote, the mysterious, and the strange.
Henry David Thoreau Waldon Pond Henry David Thoreau
“Therefore, that spirit, that is, the Supreme Being, does not build up nature around us, but puts it forth through us” “The world shrank itself into a drop of dew”
Conclusion 1. Romanticism reached beyond the rational and Classicist ideal models. 2 、 The modern sense of a romantic character may be expressed creativity. 3 、 The confines of the Industrial Revolution had their influence on romanticism. 4 、 There was a strong recourse to historical and natural inevitability for romanticism