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Essay on The Romantic Era a.k.a. the Enlightment Era

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The romantic era was mostly considered the enlightenment era because it brought change to the way a person would look at nature and themselves. This changed how people imagined things. By the end of the 19th century the romantic era was started. Many artisans took this change to make literature, music, and poetry more emotional and self-embodiment.
During this time period artists became famous and inspired many people with their works. Caspar David Friedrich was a famous artist who lived from 1774-1840 in Greifswald, Germany. He was known for painting mediums with watercolors and oils, which is landscape art. Friedrich changed the face of landscape paintings with his intense and emotional focus on nature and became a key member of the
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Today Friedrich’s work is well respected from the German Romanticism era. He is remembered for his way of changing the style of landscapes and is known as one of the greatest German Romantic Painters. Most of Friedrich's paintings are located in Germany and Switzerland like “Chalk Cliffs on Rügen” in the Museum of Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten, Switzerland and “The Sea of Ice” in Kusthalle Hamburg, Germany. Ferdinand Eugene Victor Delacroix changed the art world forever and his technique had a lasting impact on it. Today, he’s remembered as one of the world's most famous French Romantic painters and he is accepted by modern day art critics. Many of his paintings can be found in museums or gallery collections around the world. The Literary art in this time period was greatly known for its theme, and content. Like the novelist Herman Melville that put a lot of emotion and feeling into his writings. From these writings in this time period put an understanding of emotion, great feeling, mythology, embodiment and religion. There was clearly a quality to Romantic writing that makes it different from other literary periods. Not every Romantic novelist displayed all, or even most of these traits all the time. Romantic poets showed individualism, more focus to the natural world, idealism, physical and emotional passion, and an interest in the mystic and supernatural. Romantics set themselves to the order of classical artistic precepts to make
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