The Romantic Period is hailed as one of the most illustrious periods of art history which has been immortalized in the innermost core of the hearts of gazillion people across the world.
Describing the exquisiteness of the blossoms, William Wordsworth has quintessentially penned in the poem, Daffodils, “Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.” The omnipotence of emotions and apotheosis of beauty of nature is echoed in the line of this poem. Superfluous emotion triumphs in the extracted line from the poem. Nature is presented as an elusive metaphor in the poems. Wordsworth envisages an emancipated and personal expression of pathos and passion and propagates the message that our lives are defined by the relationships which we build with the people and the beautiful nature.
John Constable’s Romantic landscape painting, The Hay Wain (1821), portrays the pastoral English scenery and complies with the message of oneness with nature as propagated by the Romantic poets. A man is present as a participant in the exquisite landscape. One can comprehend a sense of monumentality, color, movement and rhythm in the beautiful piece of art. The painting has been composed as if it is an accidental portraiture. The color and light are flecked and vibrant and tend to obscure the details. The painting is a quintessential portrayal of the beauty of nature.
Thus, both the expressions of art portray the immense beauty of nature and make the heart of the admirer brim with emotions. The glory and beauty of nature find emphasis in the works. The natural world is viewed as the paramount source of inspiration and ecstasy. The art works imply that true self can only be found in the midst of the beauty of the nature. Even in the contemporary times of industrial and technological advancement, the beauty of nature is the perfect solace to the soul. It is only through embracing the enthralling beauty of nature that one can find bliss and delve deep into one’s self. Romanticism is an ideal which invigorates the heart with exuberance and emotions and spreads the message of ecstasy and love.
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Gunderson, Jessica. (2009). Romanticism. Minnesota: Creative Education.