The German Romantic Movement In The Age Of Romanticism

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Romanticism was an artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of 18th century. This movement was fairly the result to the Industrial Revolution, the aristocratic social and political standards of the Age of Enlightenment and the scientific rationalisation of nature. It concentrated chiefly on the aesthetic experiences, liberalism and radicalism. Romanticism was ingrained in the German Sturm und Drang movement. German Romanticism is the most influential movement of the late 18th century and early 19 century which advanced much later in juxtaposition to its English counterpart. (Wikipedia) . Weimar Classicism and Sturm und Drang are its contemporaries in its earlier part. In the late 18th Century, nature feeling and human eccentricity were elevated by the Storm and Stress German literary movement. This movement especially focus on taking down enlightenment enthusiasm of 18th century rationalism. It preferred intuition and emotion rather than anything else. Storm and Stress is also a proto-Romantic movement in German Literature and music taking place from the late 1760’s to the early 1780’s, in which individual subjectivity and, in particular, extremes of emotions were given free expression in reaction to the perceived constraints of rationalism impose by the Enlightenment and associated aesthetic movements. One of the most influential intellectual figures of Storm and Stress movement is the German philosopher, Johann Georg Hamann
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