Presentation on theme: "American Romanticism 1800-1860. Romanticism Romanticism refers to a movement in art, literature, and music during the 19 th century. Romanticism was a."— Presentation transcript:
Romanticism Romanticism refers to a movement in art, literature, and music during the 19 th century. Romanticism was a movement across all the arts: visual art, music, and literature. Romanticism is characterized by the 5 I s Imagination, Intuition, Idealism, Inspiration, and Individuality
Characteristics of American Romanticism §Values feeling and intuition over reason §Places faith in inner experience and the power of the imagination §Shuns the artificiality of civilization and seeks unspoiled nature §Prefers youthful innocence to educated sophistication §Champions individual freedom and the worth of the individual Contemplates nature s beauty as a path to spiritual and moral development
The Realm of Darkness §Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville known and anti-Transcendentalists (Dark Romantics) §Explored conflicts between good and evil, psychological effects of guilt and sin, and madness.