The movement said that feelings, imagination, nature, human life, freedom of expression, individualism and old folk traditions, such as legends and fairy tales, were important. It was a reaction to the aristocratic social and political ideas of the Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution.
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United Kingdom[change | change source]
Romanticism in Britain was notable as the country was an early adopter of industrialization and science, and included such figures as:
- William Wordsworth
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Lord Byron
- William Blake
- Robert Burns
- Walter Scott
- J. M. W. Turner
Germany[change | change source]
During the same period as Britain, there was a notable romantistic movement in Germany. Important motifs in German Romanticism are traveling, nature, and Germanic myths. Involved were such figures as:
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References[change | change source]
- "Romanticism -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". britannica.com. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
- Casey, Christopher (2008). "Grecian grandeurs and the rude wasting of old time: Britain, the Elgin Marbles, and post-revolutionary Hellenism". Foundations. Volume III, Number 1. Retrieved 2009-06-25.
- David Levin, History as Romantic Art: Bancroft, Prescott, and Parkman (1967)
- Gerald Lee Gutek, A history of the Western educational experience (1987) ch. 12 on Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
- Ashton Nichols, "Roaring Alligators and Burning Tygers: Poetry and Science from William Bartram to Charles Darwin," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 2005 149(3): 304-315
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Romantic Poets
- Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Romanticism
- Romantic Circles Electronic editions, histories, and scholarly articles related to the Romantic era
- Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Romanticism in Political Thought
- Romanticism in the "History of Art"
- Romanticism in the Art History Archive