"Romanticism (late 18th to the mid-19th century) emphasized the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental . . . Among the characteristic attitudes  . . . a deepened appreciation of the beauties of nature; a general exaltation of emotion over reason and of the senses over intellect . . . a heightened examination of human personality and its moods and mental potentialities; a preoccupation with the genius, the hero, and the exceptional figure in general, and a focus on his/her passions and inner struggles . . . " (WebMuseum)

In other words, an individual expression of beauty very much idealized