Romanticism – the escape from the real to the imaginary world

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The English poet William Wordsworth explains the principal of romanticism symbolism according to his poem:

„For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon my inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.“

We dare to jump to an era inspired concept from the Romanticism. The epoch was established between 1790 and 1830. The era name derived itself from the word „novelist“ from what is „unreal“ and „inventive“. It is one of the major art movements of the 19th century and is directed against the rationalistic worldview of the Enlightenment and against the classic literature.

Due to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution gradually crumbled the foundations of the divine principle. Therefore, it was the one-with God and nature and the feeling particularly important as an counterpart to the cold sanity for all the artists within this Era. The shattered time in the 18th century created the perfect breeding ground for emotionalism, the blossoming of the fantasy and the urge to penetrate the border counties of mental life. Another feature that has been deviated from Romanticism, was the escape from the real to the imaginary world. Seduced and dreaming of strange and exotic countries, was another aspect within this Era. The romantic artist felt like a genius who was able to disclose the remained hidden symbolic structures and signatures divine in nature. The intentions of an artist in this Era was to expand the space, break the strict form of architecture and human reason and the over-increasing amazement to translate the image into art.

„The art of Manliness“ by Caspar David Friedrich

Representative within the Romanticism were such as Eugene Delacroix (1798 – 1863) from France, well as Philipp Otto Runge (1777 – 1810) from Germany and the spanish Representative Valeriano Dominquez Bequer (1834 – 1870).


Our artists from Velvenoir  have discovered romantic dreamy topics for themselves and figuratively set to address it. Each artwork reflects much more than the mere appearance. Most of the paintings are trying to pull the viewer out of his every day life, so that he can escape his problems in an imaginary world – and this world is full of heartiness and passion. You are able to escape to a romantic scenes, such as Venice, walk out of a Chinese temple in kimono or drive around with your loved one on a Vespa. The beauty is that you can interpret all works as you want. The viewer itself has the ability to be seduced or might want to empathize in the artist to understand what the artist might wanted to express within this artwork.



In our dreamy romantic week everything is possible! We can only recommend it, to get enchanted from the lovely paintings which are exhibited in our online artist portfolio and of course, our team will be pleased to discuss any upcoming questions with you.

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Cover photo received 07.09.2015 from: http://bit.ly/1O8xHsK


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