Romanticism Response To The Industrial Revolution

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Romanticism was a response towards the industrial revolution. The movement rejected the idea of reason that gripped the educational masses of earlier 18th century Europe. Romaticism idolized the unknown and the idea of personification. As romanticism started to dwindle in the mid 1800’s innovative ideas formed. The new movements that evolved from Romanticism are Nationalism, Liberalism, and Conservatism. Liberalism didn’t start out as a reactionary or branch off from the romanticism period, instead it has roots throughout the ages. For example, in 1789 after revolutions in France, France passed the document Declaration of Rights and Man, which proclaimed men are born free and equal in rights, the free communication and opinions is one of …show more content…

Romantics reacting towards and rejecting the enlightenment, single-handily brought both the protestant and the catholic church back into the limelight. Conservatives would soon pick up on this and believing that all humans are not intrinsically good, believed in the stronger control of the church to maintain virtuous behavior, in both the citizen and in the state . In France and Austria, conservatism was the most prevalent with strong ties to the Catholic Pope. Conservatism would ensure peace during the Vienna congress. As romanticism dwelled in the unknown and the personification. Nationalism became a popular movement by dwelling in the bonds of certain cultures by location, religion, and even language. Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) a German philosopher, would argue that each nation had its own distinctive spirit, or a volksgiest, and would continue to argue that each spirit was discovered, not invented. Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) a French painter, and Francisco Goya (1746-1828) a Spanish painter, would soon put paintings into nationalism limelight. Delacroix interpretation of the revolution of 1830 in the painting Liberty Leading the People would soon be a rallying cry with the personification of Marianne, or the spirt of liberty to France, leading the charge and holding the tricolor

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