Along with an understanding and improvement of conditions for the children, the romantic period also brought about empathy for the animal kingdom, igniting the spark to create animal protection agencies.

Franz Marc

“People with their lack of piety, especially men, never touched my true feelings.”


Franz Marc: Yellow Cow (Gelbe Kuh), 1911. Oil on canvas, 55 3/8 x 74 1/2 inches (140.5 x 189.2 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection

Walt Disney created complete mythologies of humanized animals, apocalypse and transcendence, in cartoons like Fantasia (1940), with dramatic scenes from nature and the spirituality of the mystic. Plenty of romantic elements.

Yes that’s right. Mickey is – a rat.

WATCH VIDEO: Walt Disney: Fantasia, 1940


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