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AP Euro Chapter 21 (815-819)

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Byron
(1788-1824) A romantic poet who wrote enduring poetry, loved both women and young men, died of a fever while fighting for greek independece.
Wordsworth
(1770-1850) An English poet who wrote one of the most beloved exemplars of Romanticism "Tintern Abbey" In it, he compared himself to a deer while making nature seem filled with human emotions. He was the son of a lawyer who studied at Cambridge University, traveled to France early in the revolution, then returned to England to write.
Goethe
(1749-1832) A german poet who denounced the extremes of romanticism, calling it "everything that is sick." Wrote the epic poem "Faust."
Belacroix
(1798-1863) A French painter who painted cotemporary as well as medieval scenes of great turbulence to emphasize light and color and to break away from what he saw as "the serville copies repeated... in art."
Beethoven
(1770-1827) A german composer who helped establish the direction for musical romanticism. His music was said to inspire emotion which was the essence of Romanticism.
Scott
(1771-1832) He translated Goethe and published Scottish ballads that he heard as a child. After acheiving immediate success with poetry, he began writing historic novels including a nine-volumn life of Napoleon. Wrote "Rob Roy" and "Ivanhoe."
Romanticism
An artisitic movement/ideology that glorified nature, emotion, genius, and imagination. It proclaimed these as antidotes to the Enlightenment and to classicism in the arts, challenging reason, symmetry, and geometric spaces. Used folklore and medieval legends and sought out all that was wild, fevered, and disorderly.