Humanities II course work
11 pages (2750 words)
It was, in part, a reaction to the formal structure and order of Neo-Classicism. The Romantics embraced the personal and the passionate in works of art, literature and music that emphasized aesthetics of feeling and experience rather than the abstract. The highly subjective nature of the Romantic movement, which became pervasive in the 19th century, inspired artists to express their own hopes, fears and interests.