in the late 18th and early 19th cent
. against the artistic
, political, and philosophical
principles that had become associated with neoclassicism
: characterized in literature
, music, painting
, etc. by freedom
of form, emphasis
on feeling, originality
, and the creative imagination
and on the artist's own personality
, and by sympathetic
interest in nature, medievalism, the common man, etc.
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