24.4 - I. The Romantic movement 1. By the late 1700s,...

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I. The Romantic movement 1. By the late 1700s, artists had begun to react to the Enlightenment’s emphasis on order and reason. a. French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau taught that people were naturally good and need only to be free b. Romanticism, a movement in which artists would emphasize human emotion and imagination over reason 2. Romantic artists tried to free themselves from the rigid forms and structures of neoclassical art. a. Many turned to nature 3. Many romantic artists looked to the past, admiring the mythical heroes of old. a. Felt compassion for the weak and celebrated the lives of peasants b. Themes of their work include the struggle of freedom, heroic rebellion against society’s established rules A. Romantic Music 1. The composers of the Enlightenment had emphasized form and order, but romantic composers departed from traditional forms and styles a. They often fused music with imaginative literature, creating operas 2. Romantic music was meant to stir the emotions- whether by symphonies by German composer Ludwig van Beethoven or Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky B. Romantic literature 1. Like romantic composers, romantic writers created emotion- filled, imaginative works. a. Early leaders include German writers Friedrich von Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe . b.
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Grant during the Fall '07 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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24.4 - I. The Romantic movement 1. By the late 1700s,...

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