|DAY 103||ART THROUGH THE AGES|
Breathtaking landscapes and gruesome human atrocities; Romanticism was a complex, emotional movement that prized the intuitive and poetic side of the individual life. As an oppositional reaction to the moral authority and staunch rationalism of Neoclassicism, Romanticists embraced the expressive power of art and nature, the sublime. Both movements were incited by the Enlightenment, but had very different responses indeed.
WHEN & WHERE
c. 1840s–1890sFrance, England, USA
Romanticist artists were inspired by the stories of the Middle Ages and Classical myth. Tales of bravery, love, ...