Romanticism: Cultural movement of the early 19 th century. White horse, Constable. Romanticism; basics. Revolt against classicism and the enlightenment Classicism: too many rules, structure Enlightenment: Too much emphasis on the rational approach to truth
White horse, Constable
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
Ode to a skylark
Hail to thee, blythe spirit!
Bird thou never wert-
That from heaven or near it
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of premeditated art.
Thy Godlike crime was to be kind, childhood-WW36 To render with thy precepts less37 The sum of human wretchedness,38 And strengthen Man with his own mind;39 But baffled as thou wert from high,40 Still in thy patient energy,41 In the endurance, and repulse42 Of thine impenetrable Spirit,43 Which Earth and Heaven could not convulse,44 A mighty lesson we inherit:45 Thou art a symbol and a sign46 To Mortals of their fate and force;47 Like thee, Man is in part divine,48 A troubled stream from a pure source;49 And Man in portions can foresee50 His own funereal destiny;51 His wretchedness, and his resistance,52 And his sad unallied existence:53 To which his Spirit may oppose54 Itself--and equal to all woes,55 And a firm will, and a deep sense,56 Which even in torture can descry57 Its own concenter'd recompense,58 Triumphant where it dares defy,59 And making Death a Victory.
1 childhood-WWShe walks in beauty, like the night 2 Of cloudless climes and starry skies;3 And all that's best of dark and bright4 Meet in her aspect and her eyes:5 Thus mellow'd to that tender light6 Which heaven to gaudy day denies.7 One shade the more, one ray the less,8 Had half impair'd the nameless grace9 Which waves in every raven tress,10 Or softly lightens o'er her face;11 Where thoughts serenely sweet express12 How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.13 And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,14 So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,15 The smiles that win, the tints that glow,16 But tell of days in goodness spent,17 A mind at peace with all below,18 A heart whose love is innocent!
Beauty is truth, and truth beauty,-that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know
A critique of industrial England
When my mother died I was very young
And my father sold me while yet my tongue
Could scarcely cry “weep, weep, weep”
So your Chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep
Delacroix, Death at Sardanapalas 1828 childhood-WW
Death of Assyrian King
Delacroix Algerian apartment childhood-WW
“Raft of the Medusa”
“Massacre at Chios”
Francisco Goya Third of May 1808 childhood-WW
Turner “Snowstorm” childhood-WW
John Constable “White Horse” childhood-WW
John Constable, “Rainstorm” childhood-WW
Joseph M.W. Turner “Rain, Steam, Speed” childhood-WW
Romanticism: Cultural movement of the early 18 childhood-WWth century
White horse, Constable