Definition of both Victorianism and Romanticis
Was an artistic and intellectual movement that originated in late 18th century Western Europe. It stressed strong emotion, imagination, freedom within or even from classical notions of form in art, and overturning of previous social conventions, particularly the position of the aristocracy. The rise of romanticism was due in part to egalitarian ideas brought forth during the French Revolution. The pollution and labor conditions of the Industrial Revolution also contributed, According to (Encyclopdia.com) This Era belief in the goodness of humanity, nationalistic pride, emphasis on the senses and emotions over intellect and reason and a renewed emphasis on the artist and his or her creativity and individuality. The Romantic Movement was also the beginning of the concept now known as the "starving artist," one who is tortured, struggling, brilliant and shocking. Lastly, during the romanticism land was the symbol of men’s emotions as well as their personalities.
Were the distinctive character, thought and tendencies, which refer to the values, style, architecture and culture prevalent during the reign of Queen Victoria over the British Empire. The Victorianism Era was much different than the Romantic Era. It a strict set of moral standard which were often applied hypocritically. Feelings and ideas were stifled. For example, Victorian prudery sometimes went so far as to deem it improper to say "leg" in mixed company (the preferred euphemism if such must be mentioned was "limb"), and people would even put skirts on piano legs in the name of modesty. Those going for a dip in the sea at the beach would use a bathing machine. Verbal or written communication of emotion or sexual feelings was also often verboten so people instead used the language of flowers.