Romanticism

"Tickle My Fancy"

Time Period

Romanticism gained momentum as an artistic movement in France and Britain in the early decades of the nineteenth century and flourished until mid-century


wHat it Looks Like

The characteristics of Romanticism include a focus on strong emotion, awe of nature, and a break from following rigid structure. These and other characteristics arose, to an extent, from a desire to rebel against the scientific rationalization of the natural world that was occurring due to rapid increases in scientific progress. As such, emphasis was placed on the power of nature, the importance of imagination, and the use of mythical and religious symbolism.

Some Romantic Artists

Facts

  1. During the Romantic period, the first horror novel was written, poems were associated with death and gloom, and music seemed to take a shady path.
  2. The theme of darkness was seen throughout all the works created during that period. Authors used this theme to surprise and thrill the audience.
  3. Fascination with death, the afterlife, and supernatural