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Romanticism: An Aesthetic Experience

Romanticism was an artistic movement that took place during the late 18th century in Europe. The movement was rooted in Germany and connected to the German ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, which chose intuition and emotion over rationalism. This together with the ideologies and events of the French Revolution, laid the foundations from which both Romanticism […]

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The romantic symbolist art of William Blake

“The Imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself” The British poet, painter and printmaker William Blake is considered by many as one of the greatest British artists ever. He was born on 28 November 1757 in London, during a period that neglected both him and his art. It was only years after […]

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Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821

Few leaders in the world have amassed such fame as the French Napoleon Bonaparte (also Buonaparte). He was born in Corsica on 15th August 1769 – 242 years ago – to Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. By the time of the French Revolution (1789) he was 20 years old and by the time of his […]

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