Through his art and his travels, 19th-century French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix sought to understand the chaos of an era he called 'the century of unbelievable things.'
The Romantics - including poets William Blake and William Wordsworth - lived in the 18th century, but their passionate ideas about imagination and nature are still influential today.
The singer had Romantic notions in common with the poet – as well as with William Blake, Mary Shelley, and John Keats.
A volcanic eruption in 1815 triggered a year without a summer – prompting a flowering of nature writing that is all too relevant today.
Better to be deceived in your motivation than not to give to charity at all, or so the 18th-century Romantics would have it.