Romanticism Movement, Artists and Major Works | The Art Story

To characterise Romanticism within the fine arts one must consider the historical background from which this movement manifested, as it plays such an influential role in the Romantic artist's development of subject matter and style.

Examples of early Roman and Republican literature include Plautus, Ennius, and Terence.

According to historians, the mind-set of the Romantics was completely contradictory to the straightforwardness, impartiality, and serenity of 18th century Classicism.

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If German literature had ended at this point it would already have contributed a new note to the Romantic movement.

Often regional literature is set within a particular area, and the writer or poet tries to capture the customs, dialect, behavior, and historical background of that region.