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