Origin of romanticism
Related Wordsidea, thought, attitude, bias, passion, position, opinion, feeling, tendency, view, mind, penchant, eye, propensity, persuasion, inclination, slant, partiality, disposition, affect
Examples from the Web for romanticism
Nostalgia for the past is out; so is romanticism about the future.Rick Perry: America’s Next Top Strategist?
September 20, 2014
We know the only thing more hopeless than his hypochondria is his romanticism.
Since its early days, train travel has been shrouded in an aura of romanticism.All Aboard the Orient Express: Looking Back at the Golden Age of Train Travel
April 15, 2014
The Romanticists talked about Romanticism and borrowed from each other.The Eyes Have It
March 5, 2013
Music is somehow related to it, and a metaphor of restlessness, romanticism, utopia somehow.Hedi Slimane Interview: ‘California Song’ at MOCA Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
January 20, 2012
But this romanticism is, as it were, a segment of the larger circle of idealism.
Humor and romance often go hand in hand, but humor is commonly fatal to romanticism.
Yes, our generation has been soaked in romanticism, and we have remained impregnated with it.His Masterpiece
It begins with some observations on Romanticism and Classicism.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
Romanticism blossomed in 1830, and bore fruit for ten years.Oxford
- (often capital) the theory, practice, and style of the romantic art, music, and literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, usually opposed to classicism
- romantic attitudes, ideals, or qualities
Word Origin and History for romanticism
1803, "a romantic idea," from romantic + -ism. In literature, 1823 in reference to a movement toward medieval forms (especially in reaction to classical ones) it has an association now more confined to Romanesque. The movement began in German and spread to England and France. Generalized sense of "a tendency toward romantic ideas" is first recorded 1840.
A movement in literature and the fine arts, beginning in the early nineteenth century, that stressed personal emotion, free play of the imagination, and freedom from rules of form. Among the leaders of romanticism in world literature were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Friedrich von Schiller. (See also under “Literature in English, Conventions of Written English, and Fine Arts.”)
A movement in literature and the fine arts, beginning in the early nineteenth century, that stressed personal emotion, free play of the imagination, and freedom from rules of form. Among the leaders of romanticism in English literature were William Blake, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth.
A movement that shaped all the arts in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Romanticism generally stressed the essential goodness of human beings (see Jean-Jacques Rousseau), celebrated nature rather than civilization, and valued emotion and imagination over reason. (Compare classicism.)
A movement in literature, music, and painting in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Romanticism has often been called a rebellion against an overemphasis on reason in the arts. It stressed the essential goodness of human beings (see Jean-Jacques Rousseau), celebrated nature rather than civilization, and valued emotion and imagination over reason. Some major figures of romanticism in the fine arts are the composers Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, and the painter Joseph Turner.