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Romanticism

  • 'The executions of 3 May', Francisco de Goya © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

    'The executions of 3 May', Francisco de Goya © Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

  
  


" A whirlwind pulls the old regime apart at the seams. The Romantic artist reclaims his individuality."

Romanesque artists lived in the historic period where the absolutist society of the 18th century was linked with the society born of the successive bourgeois revolutions which spread throughout Europe in the first half of the 19th century. On this road between both periods, individuality, personality and feelings would become the centre of creation and of the personal lives of Romantic authors, and this would represent the first step towards complete and total modernity. The influence of the German movement of "Sturm und Drang" in the second half of the 18th century was essential, which promoted the idea of intellectual and emotional subjectivity of the artist - not only in literature, but also in music and visual arts - as an answer to Enlightenment and Neoclassicism, which was considered to be excessively rationalist and academic.

  

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