Romanticism and Neoclassical Periods and Their Influence on Today´s Culture

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Today’s modern architecture is inspired by great 18th century architects. Architecture during this period expressed passion in sculpture and decorative art from the Neoclassical and Romanticism periods. Architecture a unifying or coherent form or structure as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the ideal construction of two great periods. (Merriam-Webster, n.d) Neoclassical and Romanticism artistic structures composed throughout this era were marvels and beauties during this century. These two fascinating periods of architecture can be found everywhere in the United States, they are inspiring today’s generation around the world. Even though each period had their own rules and traditions they were marvels of massive and …show more content…
Despite the name, “Romantic Period” it had little to do with love or romance. Instead, it was a time when the artists emotions, sense of adventure, and creativity blossomed and they were able to express themselves freely because of the events that inspired them.
These two periods were not a reflection of each other and instead were brought about to portray exact opposites of each other. While the Neoclassical period expressed attitudes of serious moral beliefs and devotion by allowing society to be reflected more than individuality. Respect for state and church, in this period also showed a sense of logic and reason to issues at hand. The Romanticism period on the other hand was more about freedom of expression, being an individual and living rebellious. They wanted to experiment with being original and unbounded by rules or traditions. Respect for nature, imagination and being original during this period was keen.
Between these two periods Gothic Revival was their inspirations. The Gothic Revival lingered on throughout the late 1740’s in England and grew in popularity during the 19th century. Many architects were asked to remodel medieval buildings with the older styles. Christopher Wren added Gothic styles to several London churches for example like the St. Michael, Cornhill Church. (David, Ross. n.d.) These two

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