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[mass noun] A movement in the arts and literature which originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.Often contrasted with classicism
mawkishness, over-sentimentality, sentimentalism, emotionalism, overemotionalismView synonyms
- ‘It is this embattled romanticism that surfaces in Orwell's text in the form of paranoia.’
- ‘He exaggerates both romanticism's sense of the expansive subject and modernism's sense of the subject suspended within a complex web of signs.’
- ‘Balanced between neoclassicism and romanticism, the composition appears at once rigidly stable yet inherently fluid.’
- ‘In common with other early nineteenth century literature, Emily Brontë's novel contains elements of romanticism, gothic, and fantasy.’
- ‘Marx detested romanticism, emotionalism, sentimentalism and humanitarianism of any kind.’
- ‘The nineteenth century brought romanticism and realism.’
- ‘This involved a step from classicism towards romanticism - which was also a shift from civilisation towards barbarism.’
- ‘Literary romanticism and cultural nationalism informed the historical consciousness of regional raconteurs like Hall who looked for American themes within the history of the West.’
- ‘British romanticism transformed the landscape aesthetic towards seeing mountains as sublime and picturesque.’
- ‘Though natural history does not privilege the individual moment of perception in quite the way that romanticism does, it does rely on a process of imaginative synthesis.’
- ‘Was it this, the sense of art as supreme sacrifice, which appealed so strongly to Western romanticism and the avant-garde?’
- ‘However, Symphony #1 holds up quite well to the Haydn and Mozart models, and the 2nd Symphony is close to being a masterpiece of early romanticism.’
- ‘As the natural art of commemoration, sculpture took heart from romanticism, which fostered the remembrance of piety, power, talent, loyalty, or valour.’
- ‘Her argument about romanticism - which is one of the primary thrusts of the book - is based on the period's celebration of inwardness and the notion of an essential authorial subject.’
- ‘The strange thing about his enthusiasm was that it was for one of the great works of 20th century romanticism and by the greatest romantic writer of the century.’
- ‘I'm fascinated by the period of early romanticism, when the composers of the time continued to inhabit some classical conventions but work outwards from within those.’
- ‘Throughout his life he read voraciously about the great figures of European romanticism and symbolism.’
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