Ch.12 Opening Ques

Ch.12 Opening Ques - Kanwal Mirza Humanities 004 10-22-07...

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Kanwal Mirza Humanities 004 10-22-07 Row B Chapter 12 What is “romanticism” as an aesthetic style, a movement and an attitude of mind? Is romanticism a uniquely Western phenomenon? Romanticism is a break from the ordinary, a revolt against convention and authority , and a search for freedom in personal, political, and artistic life. It was developed to counter rationalism, neoclassicism, and impersonality. (pg. 333) Romantics equated intuition and emotions with reason and believed the harmony of the two were essential to the total human experience. (pg. 333) Romanticism was an effort to glorify the self as hero and visionary, and to seize the sublime—the vast and turbulent mysteries of nature. (pg. 333) Romanticism although predominantly a western concept, also rooted itself into the Japanese and Chinese cultures. Poet on a Mountain Top and Mount Fuji Seen Below a Wave at Kanagawa are proof of the assimilation of the movement into the Eastern cultures. (pg. 346) Which landmarks of the nineteenth century typify the romantic sensibility? Are
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