7 - How did Burke define the sublime experience? Beautiful...

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How did Burke define the “sublime” experience? Beautiful yet terrific (terrifying) SUBLIME – when danger or pain press too nearly, they are incapable of giving any delight, and are simply terrible; but at certain distances and with certain modifications, they may be, and they are delightful. – Edmond Burke “Whatever is in any sort terrible…is a source of the sublime; that is it is productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling” – Edmond Burke Be able to describe the essential themes of Romanticism. Describe how the paintings from the period (especially those of Gericault, Friedrich, Goya, Delacroix and Turner) express Romantic ideas both in terms of subject matter and painting methods. 1. Importance of the Individual/ subjective vision 2. Emotion over Intellect 3. Mystical Attachment to Nature 4. Fascination with the exotic and macabre. (Exotic= wild, rare. Dependent upon where you live) (macabre= obsession with dark, death)
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