HUM 2230notes5-28 - HUM 2230 Romantic Era Chap 33-34 1...

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HUM 2230 5/28/07 Romantic Era : Chap 33-34 1. Napoleonic Era (1799-1814): French Republic disillusioned over his power struggle then defeat. The threat to the optimism of Enlightenment: utopias not possible? 2. Industrialization of Europe and America: produced working middle class = proletariat; cheap labor, break-up of agricultural society and traditional family. Slow migration from rural farms to urban jobs. I. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ROMANTIC STYLE IN ART AND MUSIC a. Idealize = see only the good using personal feelings vs. intellect b. Feminine Principle of emotion replacing Masculine rationalism c. Love of Fantastic and Exotic: dreamy worlds as escapism for the middle class d. Neo-Medievalism : Romanesque and Gothic architecture symbolic of “simple” life in the Middle Ages; nostalgic where simple is peaceful and modern is disruptive e. Audience : Middle Class f. Subjects : nature, current events & people as “natural” hero (not as nostalgic as the neo-classical) II. ROMANTICIZING NATURE
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2008 for the course HUM 2230 taught by Professor Jordan during the Summer '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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HUM 2230notes5-28 - HUM 2230 Romantic Era Chap 33-34 1...

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