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Introduction to Art, Music, Literature HUM 100 Week 6 The Romantic Era
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Objectives When you complete this lesson you will be able to understand: The Concerns and Characteristics of Romanticism Intellectual Developments in the 1800s Music in the Romantic Era Romantic Painting Architecture in the early-to-mid 1800s Realist Painting Romantic Literature Romantic Literature & Art in America
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Concerns and Characteristics of Romanticism Many Romantics of the early 1800s reacted against the following: excessively mechanistic view of nature by science, excessive focus on the rational part of the human psyche by enlightenment thinkers, rigid rules of Neoclassical art, and the dehumanizing aspects of the industrial revolution and political elitism. ---------------- The Romantic movement embraced six principal characteristics: 1. expression of individual feelings, not conformity 2. emphasis on emotion rather than intellect; self-exploration 3. love of the fantastic and exotic 4. mystical attachment to the world of NATURE 5. nationalism and commitment to political ideals 6. romantic love; erotic love and also the eternal feminine
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Intellectual Developments in the 1800s Most 19 th century intellectual developments in philosophy and science cannot be strictly categorized as “Romantic”, but they did provide an intellectual background that would inform the world view of many Romantic writers and artists. Kant:
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2008 for the course HIST 002 taught by Professor Spendelow during the Winter '08 term at Georgetown.

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