Neo-romanticism neo romantic


A 1930s to 1950s movement in painting, theatre, illustration, and film where the focus on landscape and figurative expression was poetic or personal. It was a response to the tensions of pre-World War II and a fusion of modernist expression of abstract painters such as Picasso with romantics such as William Blake and William Wordsworth. It was "an attempt to demonstrate the survival and freedom of expression of the nation's spiritual life." Eugene Berman has been described as a Neo-Romantic artist, and Gustav Mahler as a neo-romantic musician. Source:; AskART biographies.