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19th Century: Romanticism and Realism

This is such a fascinating period of art history. The French revolution of 1789 ushered in a new era.  Romanticism emerged from a desire for freedom.  The monarchy was overthrown, making space for the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte.  There was a renewed interest in the Medieval and a notion of the “sublime”- feelings of awe mixed with terror.  It is the idea that pain or fear evoke the most intense human emotions and that these emotions can be thrilling. 

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