Fresh ideals came to the fore; in particular, the ideal of freedom, long cherished in Englandwas being extended to every range of human endeavour.
The Romantic era is typically noted for its intense political, social, and cultural upheavals. The period is conventionally marked as beginning with the French Revolution in and ending with the passing of the Great Reform Bill inoccurrences which exemplify the political zeal of the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries as well as the resultant changes brought about in society.
Events initially external to England, such as the French Revolution, are internalized in Romantic literature as a part of the debates on more relevant, internal issues in English politics, such as the prededing American Revolution and the imminent Irish Uprising of Initially attracted to the Enlightenment precepts of universal equality and the dissolution of absolute monarchy in favor of democratic government, many authors of the Romantic period, such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey, sympathized with the French Revolution.
Other authors who are lesser known today, such as Thomas Moore, Thomas Campbell, and Samuel Rogers, used their poetry to highlight emerging issues of nationalism, particularly Moore, whose verse frequently reflects upon the conditions of Irish-Catholic oppression and the failed Irish uprising of One key area in which the influence of the French Revolution manifests itself is in the satiric poetry of the period.
However, their poetry eventually turned outward toward involvement in other European conflicts. Select Bibliography Dyer, Gary.
British Satire and the Politics of Style, Cambridge University Press, The Year of Liberty: The Story of the Irish Rebellion of Anger, Revolution, and Romanticism. This site was made with the support of the University of Tennessee Department of English.During The Romantic Era (), when the concept of a technology driven economy had not yet been introduced, society relied on the outburst of art, culture and .
Romanticism and modern art are one and the same thing, in other words: intimacy, spirituality, color, yearning for the infinite, expressed by all the means the arts possess." One might trace the emergence of this new Romantic art to the painting of Jacques-Louis David who expressed passion and a very personal connection to his subject in Neoclassical paintings like Oath of the Horatii and Death of Marat.
"Romanticism" is a period, movement, style, or genre in literature, music, and other arts starting in the late s and flourishing through the early to mid s, a time when the modern mass culture in which we now live first took form following the establishment of modern social systems during the Enlightenment or Age of Reason.
Romanticism was a major international movement that was influential in shaping modern views of art, literature, and music. It was at its height between and But it came later in some countries, such as Italy, Spain, and the United States.
Romantic Artists () The Romantic School (c) Romanticism was a European art movement which placed a premium on imagination and aesthetics, rather than reason and conventional order. It was a Towards the end of the Romantic art era. Art of this period also depicted the romantic ideal of nationalism, but for reasons of length, we will focus on landscapes in this post.
Examples of Romantic Art: The Chancel and Crossing of Tintern Abbey, Looking Towards the East Window, by JMW Turner,