Romanticism was linked to hugo he discussed what a romantic writer should be. Born and raised in poland, his father was french. When he is away, a rebellion breaks out in poland vs. russia. He chooses to stay in france because there is no conflict. Becomes known as very important in romantic music. George sand was his partner for very long. The painting was done of both of them by delacroix but was later split in two and has both halves in different museums. Schumann: chopin"s music is like flowers hiding cannons . Apparently he kept body parts to be able to paint better. This painting shows true human emotions they are freaking out on the boat i. e. fear, anger, desperation, hunger. There is an axe on the boat to remind us that it was horrendous: this painting shows a different kind of hero than the neoclassicist paintings, the boat symbolizes hope. Eug ne delacroix (1837: interested in darker themes.