32 Facts About Romantic movement


Romanticism was an artistic, literary, musical, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Romantic movement art addressed its audiences with what was intended to be felt as the personal voice of the artist.

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However, in most fields the Romantic movement period is said to be over by about 1850, or earlier.

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Early period of the Romantic movement era was a time of war, with the French Revolution followed by the Napoleonic Wars until 1815.

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End of the Romantic movement era is marked in some areas by a new style of Realism, which affected literature, especially the novel and drama, painting, and even music, through Verismo opera.

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In English literature, the key figures of the Romantic movement are considered to be the group of poets including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the much older William Blake, followed later by the isolated figure of John Clare; such novelists as Walter Scott from Scotland and Mary Shelley, and the essayists William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb.

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Romantic movement was deeply interested in Portuguese folkloric verse, which resulted in the publication of Romanceiro, that recollect a great number of ancient popular ballads, known as "romances" or "rimances", in redondilha maior verse form, that contained stories of chivalry, life of saints, crusades, courtly love, etc.

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Romantic movement too was forced to exile to Great Britain and France because of his liberal ideals.

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Romantic movement sought inspiration in medieval Portuguese poems and chronicles as in the Bible.

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Romantic movement's output is vast and covers many different genres, such as historical essays, poetry, novels, opuscules and theatre, where he brings back a whole world of Portuguese legends, tradition and history, especially in Eurico, o Presbitero and Lendas e Narrativas .

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Romantic movement's work was influenced by Chateaubriand, Schiller, Klopstock, Walter Scott and the Old Testament Psalms.

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Romantic movement became an unquestionable master for successive Ultra-Romantic generations, whose influence would not be challenged until the famous Coimbra Question.

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Romantic movement created polemics by translating Goethe's Faust without knowing German, but using French versions of the play.

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The most important Romantic movement writers were Ludovico di Breme, Pietro Borsieri and Giovanni Berchet.

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Romantic movement's writings were influenced by his hatred for the Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas, and filled with themes of blood and terror, using the metaphor of a slaughterhouse to portray the violence of Rosas' dictatorship.

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The Romantic movement appealed to the revolutionary spirit of America as well as to those longing to break free of the strict religious traditions of early settlement.

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The Romantic movement gave rise to New England Transcendentalism, which portrayed a less restrictive relationship between God and Universe.

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Romantic movement literature was personal, intense, and portrayed more emotion than ever seen in neoclassical literature.

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Works of the Romantic movement Era differed from preceding works in that they spoke to a wider audience, partly reflecting the greater distribution of books as costs came down during the period.

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Romantic movement architecture appeared in the late 18th century in a reaction against the rigid forms of neoclassical architecture.

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Romantic movement architecture reached its peak in the mid-19th century, and has appeared until the end of the 19th century.

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Romantic movement's projects were carried out by the architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc.

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Romantic movement style continued in the second half of the 19th century.

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Romantic movement's Liberty Leading the People remains, with the Medusa, one of the best-known works of French Romantic painting.

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Romantic movement shared with many of the Romantic painters a more free handling of paint, emphasized in the new prominence of the brushstroke and impasto, which tended to be repressed in neoclassicism under a self-effacing finish.

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Romantic movement justified his view on the basis of these composers' depth of evocative expression and their marked individuality.

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Romantic movement believed that knowledge was only attainable by those who truly appreciated and respected nature.

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Romantic movement'story writing was very strongly, and many would say harmfully, influenced by Romanticism.

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Romantic movement nationalism had a largely negative effect on the writing of history in the 19th century, as each nation tended to produce its own version of history, and the critical attitude, even cynicism, of earlier historians was often replaced by a tendency to create romantic stories with clearly distinguished heroes and villains.

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Romantic movement chess was the style of chess which emphasized quick, tactical maneuvers characterized by aesthetic beauty rather than long-term strategic planning, which was considered to be of secondary importance.

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Early Romantic movement nationalism was strongly inspired by Rousseau, and by the ideas of Johann Gottfried von Herder, who in 1784 argued that the geography formed the natural economy of a people, and shaped their customs and society.

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Romantic movement regarded the oral literature of the peasants as an integral part of Serbian culture, compiling it to use in his collections of folk songs, tales and proverbs, as well as the first dictionary of vernacular Serbian.

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