2: Romanticism is a complex artistic, literary,and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Western Europe.
4: In part, it was a revolt against aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment and a reaction against the Scientific rationalization
7: Romanticism reached beyond the rational and classicist ideal models to elevate a revived medievals, and elements of art and narrative perceived to be authentically medieval in an attempt to escape the confines of population growth, urban sprawl and industrialism, and it also attempted to embrace the exotic, unfamiliar world.
8: The modern sense of a romantic character may be expressed in Byronic ideals of a gifted, perhaps misunderstood loner, creativity following the dictates of his inspiration rather than the attitude of contemporary society.
12: Romanticism is the art of expression without the worries of acknowledging the reality of expansion