I go through stages of absorption, where I try to take in all I can. I luxuriate in things. Then this builds until I feel the NEED to create. Right now I’m experiencing a sort of wash over between the two, and it’s really nice, actually.
LITERATURE MEME | 1/2 MOVEMENTS
"The mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure."
Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry.
Romanticism was an attitude or intellectual orientation that characterised many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilisation over a period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealisation, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. Romanticism emphasised the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental.
The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis on the bottom. Love that painting.