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In literature and painting, Romanticism stressed the importance of feelings, imagination, self-expression and individual creativity. It also stressed originality in art and also genius (in a modern sense). Previously, the emphasis had been on reason, tradition and 'artistry' in the sense of form and craftsmanship. The Romantic Movement, which began around 1795, brought about one of the most fundamental changes in outlook in literature, music and the arts. This is a very brief answer.

In some countries, such as Britain and Germany there were important pre-Romantic movements, which started in the 1760s. In other words, this fundamental sea-change was a while in the making.

Romanticism is a complex artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Western Europe, and gained strength during the Industrial Revolution. It was partly a revolt against aristocratic social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment and a reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature, and was embodied most strongly in the visual arts, music, and literature.

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