“The Golden Age of Ballet” Escape from reality for the common man of Europe Women became stars of the ballet Stories of: Fairy tales, romantic love, ghostly creatures falling in love with mortal men, dead maidens rising from the grave Female spirits = white tutus, fairy wings, dancing on tiptoe (illusion of floating) sur les… Continue reading Dance

Romanticism (1760–1870)

Artists revolted against Neoclassical order and reason. They returned to the beauty of nature. Freedom, emotion, sentimentality, and spontaneity were prized over logic and reason. They used their imagination to create works about exotic, patriotic, primitive, and supernatural subjects. [wpfilebase tag=file id=11 /]