Romanticism Britannica

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Citation:   “Romanticism ." Encyclopædia Britannica 2008. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.  28   Apr.   2008  < http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-8418 >. (Straight Copy and Paste) Romanticism attitude or intellectual orientation that characterized many works of literature,  painting,  music , architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilization  over a period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Romanticism can be  seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance,  idealization, and rationality that typified  Classicism  in general and late 18th- century  Neoclassicism  in particular. It was also to some extent a reaction  against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical  materialism in general. Romanticism emphasized the individual, the subjective,  the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the  visionary, and the transcendental.   Among the characteristic attitudes of Romanticism were the following: a  deepened appreciation of the beauties of nature; a general exaltation of emotion  over reason and of the senses over intellect; a turning in upon the self and a  heightened examination of human personality and its moods and mental  potentialities; a preoccupation with the genius, the hero, and the exceptional  figure in general, and a focus on his passions and inner struggles; a new view of  the artist as a supremely individual creator, whose creative spirit is more  important than strict adherence to formal rules and traditional procedures; an 
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