Harmony between man and nature In a revolt against Rationalism, Romanticism was characterized by a return to nature and belief in the goodness of humanity, with the artist considered to be a profoundly individual creator. Beginning in the early 19th century, Romantic ideals developed largely in opposition to entrenchment in the traditions of Greco-Roman antiquity, and advocated an open-ended and progressive?that is, modern?view of the age. Yet Romantic artists, searching perhaps for unattainable ideals, also turned back to ...

Romanticism 2007, Taschen

ISBN-13: 9783822853108

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