Romanticism in the late 18th century stressed strong emotion, imagination, freedom from classical correctness in art forms, and rebellion against social conventions. Also anti-rational, stressing individualism and obsessed with death, destruction, the bizarre and the exotic.
“Where Neoclassicism had portrayed a high morality that placed the good of society above all, Romanticism was centered in the subjective consciousness, the individual in isolation.”[i]
[i] Bonfante-Warren, Alexandra. The Musée D’ Orsay.
New York: Metro Books. 2000, page 13.
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