Romantic Period . Principles of the Romantic Era. Form rules relaxed (not eliminated) Emotion rather than reason Nationalism Stories depicted Nature viewed mystically (Rousseau) Exotic (foreign culture) Love of the past versus the future. The Romantic Artist/Composer/Writer.
"If you want to do art you must first study the rules, second study the great masters, third forget the rules, because genius begins where trite rules end but you can't get there until you've obeyed the rules first."
– Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Five years have past; five summers, with the lengthOf five long winters! and again I hearThese waters, rolling from their mountain-springsWith a soft inland murmur. Once againDo I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,That on a wild secluded scene impressThoughts of more deep seclusion; and connectThe landscape with the quiet of the sky.
Water, water, every where,And all the boards did shrink ;Water, water, every where,Nor any drop to drink.
Creativity in emotion