The Romantic Movement Of The Late 1700s And Early 1800s

2307 Words Nov 14th, 2016 10 Pages
Throughout centuries, museum practices have always been eager to reflect the ever-changing ideas in art and society. In Europe, many artistic, intellectual and literary movements have inspired museum practices, not only in terms of aesthetic values but also in evoking certain philosophies. By 19th century Europe, Romanticism began to shape many institutions outlook on art, specifically the museum’s way of engaging with new forms of themes that move beyond the artworks. The aim of this paper is to analyze the profound impact that the Romantic Movement of the late 1700s and early 1800s had on museums in Europe during the 19th century, thus accepting the era’s emphasis on museums as public, social experience that reflects the feelings and emotions towards society. The practices in museums of the 19th century have been greatly influenced by the ideals of the late 1700s and early 1800s Romantic Movement. In this case, we must begin with what Romanticism is and how the core values enthuse the practices of museums. The Romantic Movement began to develop and grow in Western Europe from 1760 and concluded in the late 1860s. Although they may have own specific national ideas of Romanticism, many of the European nations had similar philosophies that can be traced back to the main tenets of Romantic Movement. The political and social revolutions of this period became an inspiration for many of the artists and intellects that wanted to seek new ways to view the world. Romanticism was a…
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